Following Manchester United’s thrilling 4-3 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers, manager Erik ten Hag couldn’t hide his delight for Kobbie Mainoo, whose heroics sealed the dramatic win on the road.
Despite an early lead for the Red Devils, the game took unexpected turns, with Wolves clawing their way back into contention. Scott McTominay’s goal gave United a momentary breather, but a late Wolves surge leveled the score at 3-3.
However, it was Mainoo’s moment of brilliance in the dying minutes that sealed the victory. With a sublime display of skill and composure, the young midfielder dribbled past defenders before slotting home a remarkable goal.
Speaking after the match, Ten Hag praised Mainoo’s remarkable progress and versatile abilities. Describing him as the epitome of a modern midfielder, the Dutchman highlighted Mainoo’s capacity to contribute defensively and offensively, along with his impressive physicality and composure on the ball.
Mainoo’s emergence offers United a solution to their midfield conundrum, providing the elusive box-to-box presence they’ve long sought. With his recent performances showcasing his potential to excel at the highest level, Mainoo could well evolve into a world-class midfielder in the future.
Having now scored in consecutive games, Mainoo’s form bodes well for United’s ambitions of securing a top-four finish. As he continues to shine on the pitch, fans will eagerly anticipate his continued development and impact on the team’s success.