Manchester United fans have expressed their high hopes for English-born Ghanaian midfielder, Kobbie Mainoo following his return to training at Carrington on Tuesday.
Mainoo had been sidelined since July due to an ankle injury sustained during the Reds’ pre-season defeat to Real Madrid. This unfortunate incident disrupted what had otherwise been an impressive tour for the young defensive midfielder.
United supporters had been buzzing about the 18-year-old’s performance against Arsenal, where he contributed to the team’s 2-0 victory. Given his glimpses of potential in the previous season, fans have eagerly awaited updates on his recovery.
Over the weekend, Mainoo was seen in good spirits alongside Jadon Sancho as they watched the Under-18s defeat Newcastle United at Carrington. Now, he appears to be in even higher spirits as he joins his teammates in an open training session ahead of the Champions League clash against Galatasaray at Old Trafford.
In the training session, Mainoo was seen with the main group, participating in running drills as he continues his recovery. While the exact date of his return to competitive matches remains uncertain, it’s almost certain that he will make an appearance this month, given his return to training.
After watching footage of the Stockport-born midfielder in action, several United fans shared their thoughts on his potential and how he could develop further at Old Trafford in the years to come. United is still in search of their first victory in this season’s Champions League following a disappointing loss to Bayern Munich in the opening matchday last month.
Mainoo made his senior Manchester United debut in a Carabao Cup match against Charlton Athletic in January, contributing to the Reds’ 3-0 win. Antony scored in the first half, while Marcus Rashford netted two late goals.