- Kobbie Mainoo performed impressively in the EFL Trophy away at Salford City
- The youngster had a strong pre-season and has been recovering from an injury
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Manchester United fans have poured out the praise for Kobbie Mainoo after he bagged two assists for the U21s against Salford City.
The 18-year-old was the protagonist in United's pre-season tour, being named Man of the Match against Arsenal.
An ankle injury against Real Madrid halted his progress but now the young midfielder is firing on all cylinders again.
Mainoo put up two assists in the U21s' 4-3 defeat at Salford City in the EFL Trophy and got a full 90 minutes under his belt.
A highlights clip also shows him working his way out of pressure and winning the ball off opponents.
'He’s actually our best midfielder,' one fan commented on a clip showing his Tuesday night exploits.
Manchester United fans have waxed lyrical about Kobbie Mainoo after his latest youth game
'He’s actually our best midfielder,' one fan commented after his two assists against Salford
'So calm & unfazed on the ball. Can’t wait to see how high this kid goes,' wrote another.
One had a direct order to the United hierarchy: 'We need this lad in the first team'.
The Stockport starlet made his senior debut against Charlton in the Carabao Cup last season and won the FA Youth Cup with the academy.
Anthony Elanga said he would be the club's next breakout star and likened him to a young Paul Pogba.
He greatly admires Casemiro and has impressed Erik ten Hag when training with and playing for the first team.
'This kid will be starting games by December. He is exactly what our midfield is crying out for,' one user of X, formerly Twitter, wrote.
But one punter had a word of warning. 'Can see so much pressure going to be put on him when he returns to the first team.'
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