Academy: Kobbie Mainoo wins Jimmy Murphy Youth Player of the Year |

Academy: Kobbie Mainoo wins Jimmy Murphy Youth Player of the Year |

The 18-year-old midfielder was awarded the honorary award by Manchester United’s Jimmy Murphy.

Mainoo made his debut in the first team during the quarter final match Carabao Cup. The Red Devils won 3-0 at home Charlton Athletic.

The young Englishman also got a chance during the FA Cup match with the team Reading and a league match against Leicester City.

The English midfielder was a constant factor for the “Red Devils” team in the tournament Major league 2. Mainoo has two goals and two assists to his credit. The 18-year-old has always been pleased with the progress he has made. The Englishman was very touched after his first match in the first team with Man Utd.

“It’s an amazing feeling. I’ve been Manchester United all my life. Plus, my family was watching me from the stands.

“My main goal is to be a better player and get more opportunities from the coach. Playing for this club is a dream for me.

Mainoo was also part of Manchester United’s youth team, which won the 2021/22 season. FA Cup for youth after the final with the team Nottingham Forest.

For the 18-year-old, the head coach of Man Utd’s academy has nothing but good words – Nick Cox.

“Kobbie has had an exceptional season and has overcome every challenge he has faced. He has been at the club since he was young and has been talented but more importantly he has shown that he can work hard and wants to succeed.

“Every time Kobbie has played this year, he has performed at a very high level. This has given him the chance to impress Erik ten Hag and the first team coaches.

“His debut was a great moment for him and his family. To play for Manchester United’s first team at the age of 17 is a special achievement. We are very proud of the style he has shown in the first team. That is why Mainoo deserves this award.

The 18-year-old Stockport-born player joins the ranks of Jimmy Murphy’s award winners. Among them we find names such as: Mark Hughes, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Danny Welbeck or Marcus Rashford.