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Interesting facts about Man Utd’s Kobbie Mainoo

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° Kobbie Mainoo is a promising young talent who has been compared to former United midfielder, Paul Pogba.

° Kobbie Mainoo is eligible to play for both the English national team and also the Ghanaian national team in international football.

° Kobbie Mainoo was born in England.

° Kobbie Mainoo recently scored his first Manchester United goal against Newport Country in the English FA Cup.

° Kobbie Mainoo has been featured at the youth level for the English national team.

Manchester United fans across the globe found themselves Googling Kobbie Mainoo’s name when he was named in the starting XI against Charlton Athletic in January 2023 in the Carabao Cup by United head coach Erik Ten Hag. Kobbie Mainoo's first goal for Manchester United.

Who was he? is the question that popped into the minds of many fans at the very moment. The answer to that question became more intriguing after his class performance which led many to start comparing him to Paul Pogba. Mainoo is United’s recent academy graduate who is doing quite well at the moment. Let’s take a look at some key facts about the youngster.

Where was Kobbie Mainoo Born?

Kobbie was born in Stockport, Greater Manchester,  and he joined Manchester United Academy at the age of nine after he left ‘Cheadle & Gatley Junior Football Club Academy’.

How old is Kobbie Mainoo?

The English-born youngster was born on the 19th of April 2005. He is from Ghana and England by birth.
Kobbie Mainoo made Manchester United’s first senior appearance in the English Premier League against Everton in the 2023/2024 campaign. He has been a great asset to Manchester United in the middle since the start of this current campaign with a lot of senior players getting injured.

Kobbie Mainoo scored his first goal against Newport Country in Manchester United’s 4-2 win against the League Two side in the FA Cup.

How Much Does Kobbie Mainoo Earn At Manchester United?

Kobbie Mainoo penned his first Manchester United senior contract in May 2022, and he is currently earning just £10,000 per week for his services at Old Trafford. Kobbie Mainoo earns little when compared to what he can do on the pitch, but on the other side of the coin, he is still very young, and in no time he will a raise in his new contract.

Kobbie Mainoo’s net worth.

As of 2024, Kobbie Mainoo reportedly is worth more than 1 million dollars, and he still currently earning about £10,000 at Manchester United.

Is Kobbie Mainoo Eligible To Represent Ghana?

He has featured for the English national team at different levels and he is also eligible to play for the Ghanaian national team.

Mainoo made his first England appearances for the under-17 side when they won 7-0 against Armenia at just the age of 16 years, 5 months, and 27 days, he went on to feature for the under-18 side just a mere two months later after his first for the English team.

He will soon be faced with the decision of who to represent at the senior level with his recent performance. Although he has been featured in the English National team at different levels, he can still make a switch to play for Ghana if he chooses to do so in the future because Ghana is his root country.

The Euros 2024 is around the corner and it will be no doubt that the English head coach will likely include him in the squad for the competition. with the likes of Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, and Jude Bellingham being England’s first choice in the middle position he is likely to decide to play at the senior level.

Kobbie Mainoo won the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year in 2022/2023.

He has been generating excitement at the youth level at Manchester United before his senior appearance for the club. he featured for the under-16, the under-17, and even the under-23 before being called by Erik Ten Hag for his first appearance for the first team.

He won the admirable Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award last season as he joins the likes of club legends like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs as Manchester United players who have won the award. Marcus Rashford and Shola Shoretire are the rent players to have won the award as well.

He used to play in the striking position.

Before dropping to the middle position, Mainoo played for United in the striking position. He featured for Manchester United’s under-18 at just the age of 15 to tell you how good he was at the forward position.

He moved back to the engine room before making his first team appearance and he has been doing well at his age. He is currently being compared to the likes of Paul Pogba, and he will go to greater heights if he continues at this pace.

He spearheaded Manchester, United’s FA Youth Cup win in 2021/2022.

Mainoo helped the youth level of the Red Devils clinch the Youth FA Cup in the 2021/2022 campaign as he registered 2 goals on their way to the finals. He scored against Everton at the home ground of the Red Devils after scoring against Reading in the fourth round of the competition.

He played his part with the likes of Dan Gore as they helped Manchester United win the Youth FA Cup for the first time in decades.

He has been linked to a move away from Old Trafford.

With the hypes comes the rumors of his departure from Old Trafford, Mainoo has been linked to top clubs such as Man City since breaking out, but I don’t think a move away from Manchester United is possible at the moment.

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