Danny Murphy heaps praise on ‘established’ Kobbie Mainoo

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Kobbie Mainoo has been lauded with further plaudits, after scoring a first career goal against Newport County.

Manchester United made hard work of it, but eventually stumbled over the line against League Two Newport County. The game itself was a prime example of the Reds’ season. This squad wilts under any kind of pressure. With respect to our South Wales opponents, a better team would have punished us harder during that second half.

Erik ten Hag is quickly running out of excuses. The squad is now looking in pretty decent shape on the injury front, while INEOS are now in control of footballing operations. United have to finish this season strong if he’s to stay in a job.

One big plus from this term is the emergence of Kobbie Mainoo. He’s an absolute gem of a footballer who continued his growth by scoring his first goal for the club yesterday. It was a cool finish from the Stockport-born midfielder.

During the game, commentator and pundit, Danny Murphy, was full of praise for Mainoo, lauding the young man who already looks ‘very established’ within the first-team.

Check out what Danny Murphy had to say in full here:

“He’s been a real plus for Manchester United this season. The emergence of him. I know he was known around the club but he’s really taken to first-team football so easily. He looks very established. Good without the ball and comfortable on it. He’ll save them a lot of money in the market.” Murphy said live on BBC Sport commentary during the game.

I don’t think it’s a stretch to suggest that Mainoo is looking like United’s best player at the moment, which tells you everything you need to know about the current season.

He looks so mature for his age, standing up when the pressure is at its highest, whereas several senior players tend to shy away in those moments.

Mainoo will save United an absolute fortune in the market, there’s no doubt about that. He looks a cut above the current group in that area of the pitch. So calm on the ball, never looking like he’s under any pressure, while also being so positionally aware off it. You really cannot teach that natural ability.

He’s the sort of player you can build a team around. To think he’s still a teenager is insane, with so much room for growth and development. It’s up to United and Ten Hag to ensure Mainoo stays grounded, while getting the absolute utmost from his natural ability. He could be a regular in that midfielder for the next fifteen years.

Do you think Kobbie Mainoo will continue to improve at Man United? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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