18-year-old English revelation called up for national team

At just 18 years old, Kobbie Mainoo was called up by England coach Gareth Southgate and could face Brazil and Belgium.

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As a result, the English revelation is one of Manchester United’s highlights, but was left out of the initial list. Last week, the British coach praised the midfielder and explained his absence because the young man had played “only a few games” as a professional for the Red Devils.

“I think he’s done brilliantly for a young player and we’ve never been slow to get a young player into the first team, but he’s only played a few games and you have to be very careful in terms of development in making those decisions at the right time.” , argued Southgate at a press conference held on March 14.

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In total, Mainoo has twenty games and two goals scored for Manchester United’s professional team. This is the player’s first season on the main squad.

After Southgate changed his opinion about the presence of the English revelation in the team, Mainoo is in the squad that will play two friendlies on that FIFA date. 

The first will be on Saturday (23), against Brazil, at Wembley, in the English capital. The second will be on the same stage, next Tuesday (26), against Belgium.

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