Kobbie Mainoo, a phenom for Manchester United, is making strides toward recovery from a knee ιnjury.
Kobbie Mainoo’s preseason ιnjury is one of many unanswered questions surrounding Manchester United’s dismal start to the season.
And granted, that does sound ludicrous, given that Mainoo has made exactly one Premier League substitute appearance.
But seriously, Mainoo, at age 18, is a prodigy. The center midfielder, who won the FA Youth Cup in 2017, was impressive in his limited playing time last season and in preseason before sustaining a knee ιnjury against Real Madrid.Kobbie Mainoo was left off of Manchester United’s matchday roster against Bayern because he is not yet ready to return from ιnjury.
The adolescent is improving, though, and on Tuesday he was spotted at Carrington engaging in individual training.
According to United’s official website, “the 18-year-old took part in an individual light running exercise.”Now that he’s one step closer to returning, Mainoo has posted a short message to Instagram to share his joy with his fans.
As he put it in his writing, “Been a long road back, not too far now.”Three Manchester United midfielders, including Kobbie Mainoo, are recovering from injuries.
Mason Mount did join the first team squad for training, but he ultimately wasn’t nearly ready to go on the road with the club. At the weekend, he might play against Burnley.
In the same boat as Mainoo is Sofyan Amrabat. The Morocco international was working on his own in training, moving closer to his debut.
Erik ten Hag gives sharp response to Harry Kane regret question and insists he’s happy with ‘big talent’ Rasmus Hojlund
England captain Kane had been linked to Ten Hag’s Man United in two separate transfer windows, but the former Tottenham player ultimately signed with Bayern Munich.
Kane has made a strong start both on and off the field after joining the Bundesliga powerhouses for a reported £100 million.
The 30-year-old’s next game will be a Champions League match against his former suitors United, broadcast live on talkSPORT, who are expected to start Hojlund, a striker ten years his junior, up front.
Ten Hag was reminded before the Bayern match that Hojlund is significantly less proven than Kane, despite being younger and cheaper.
I don’t think we need to have this conversation again, because we already had it in San Diego [during preseason],” he remarked.
The first games he missed due to ιnjury, Rasmus started and played against Arsenal.
“Of course we have to integrate him in the team, but you can see he’s a big talent, he will contribute to our game, we are quite confident that.”
The Dutchman was then questioned whether or not he regrets passing on the chance to sign Kane, to which he replied, “No.”
Hojlund arrives to United with a strong reputation as a striker, having scored six goals in eight games for Denmark.United fans saw a glimpse of his potential in the last game against Brighton, but his output for former club Atalanta hasn’t been as dazzling.
The number 11 scored an equalizer during the loss, but it was called back due to a little offsides call, and the Seagulls went on to win 3-1.
Even yet, the home crowd was so impressed that the decision to replace Hojlund in the 64th minute was met with boos.