Dream season continues for Kobbie Mainoo

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Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo is in England contention.

Kobbie Mainoo has been called up to the England squad for friendlies against Brazil and Belgium

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  • Gareth Southgate has called up Kobbie Mainoo up to his latest England squad.
  • The teen sensation has had a superb campaign for Manchester United.
  • Mainoo’s recent performances have been incredible for the Red Devils.
  • 18-year-old Mainoo will be looking to force his way into Euro 2024 contention.

The conveyor belt of talent within the English game continues to churn out superb footballers and Kobbie Mainoo looks to be the next cab off the rank.

Manchester United have been entrusting Mainoo to hold the fort in the centre of their midfield, something he has done with aplomb, and he is now in the England fold as a result.

The 2023/24 campaign has been broadly forgettable for Manchester United, who still struggle to compete with the big boys in the Premier League.

Cup competitions have provided a slither of solace for United, with a FA Cup semi-final run in the offing but it has been the emergence of young talent at Old Trafford that has been the ultimate positive for United this season.

Kobbie Mainoo has excelled in the central midfield role for the Red Devils this season and he looks to have a superb career ahead for both Manchester United and England.

Serious Stock

For generations, Manchester United have produced incredible footballers, who have propelled the club to new heights.

Kobbie Mainoo won the club’s young player of the year in 2023 and was expected to steadily breakthrough into the first team over the next couple of seasons.

However, injuries to key men such as Christian Eriksen and Casemiro led manager Erik ten Hag to entrust Mainoo in the hustle and bustle of the Manchester United midfield, a role he has seemingly reveled in. 

Turning point for United

Despite plenty of worrying results taking place at Manchester United over the course of the season, 2024 has been seen as a bit of a turning point within the calendar for the club.

New ownership brought about a sense of optimism with many EPL betting sites that United could return to former glories.

Results on the pitch perked up too, with the Red Devils now in the mix for a top 4 finish and in the last 4 of the FA Cup, following a famous win over Liverpool in the quarter finals.

The upturn in form has coincided with Mainoo’s extended run in the team and he looks set to be a future of Manchester United for years to come.

A perfect fit for England?

Making it onto the plane for Euro 2024 still seems a long shot for Kobbie Mainoo with many punters and betting sites but stranger things have certainly happened.

Decland Rice has very much made the central midfield position is own in recent times, along with Jude Bellingham who is pulling up trees for Real Madrid.

A loss of form for Kalvin Phillips has seen him ousted from the England set up, with a place in the holding midfield role up for grabs and Mainoo could have timed his run to perfection. 

Major tournament football always creates a hype like no other and Kobbie Mainoo is the headline act in Gareth Southgate’s most recent England squad.

The 18-year-old has been on fire for Manchester United and he will be looking to impress against Brazil and Belgium and book his place onto the plane for Euro 2024.