Gary Neville Envisions Manchester United’s Kobbie Mainoo as a Manchester City Player
Gary Neville has expressed his belief that Pep Guardiola would be interested in having Manchester United’s rising star, Kobbie Mainoo, in his Manchester City midfield.
Mainoo, an 18-year-old midfielder, earned his first Premier League start in United’s 3-0 victory over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
Bruno Fernandes praised Mainoo as the team’s Man of the Match after his impressive performance.
Neville, too, was impressed by Mainoo’s display and sees him as a potential fit for Guardiola’s City side.
While acknowledging the need to temper expectations given Mainoo’s age and experience, Neville highlighted the young midfielder’s composure and skill, especially in a challenging environment like Goodison Park.
During the match’s most challenging period, Neville observed that Mainoo stood out, displaying qualities reminiscent of a seasoned player.
Neville even remarked that Mainoo looked like a “Manchester City player,” praising his composure, grace, and awareness on the field.
Neville concluded by acknowledging the long journey ahead for Mainoo, with potential ups and downs, injuries, and increased competition.
However, he lauded the 18-year-old’s excellent performance and expressed gratitude that Manchester United has such a promising talent in their ranks.