Manchester United’s youngsters gave fans something to cheer about after they led the Red Devils to a convincing 3-0 victory over Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.
Club legend Roy Keane praised Kobbie Mainoo, who dazzled in midfield against the Toffees.
Keane loved watching Mainoo play
Keane paid tribute to Mainoo’s all-round performance when he spoke to Sky Sports after the game, saying:
“Unbelievable. I don’t want to get too carried away, but I’m sure we will. He looked like he always had time on the ball and decision-making when to go long when to go short.”
Keane added that Mainoo was “outstanding” and “it was a great start for him,” per Manchester Evening News.
He complimented the teen star, saying he “looked like a Man United type of player” and that he “loved watching him.”
Manager Erik ten Hag surprised fans when he named Mainoo on the team sheet against Everton for his first-ever Premier League start.
He repaid the manager’s faith in him, producing a dominant performance in the heart of midfield.
The 18-year-old showed tremendous composure in the match against Everton, commanding the midfield with the right type of aggression.
He laid the foundation for United’s dominance, dictating the Red Devils’ play in the middle of the pitch and thwarting Everton’s attacks at Goodison Park.
United had the freedom to attack with Mainoo bossing midfield, and they took full advantage, scoring three goals past Everton, per Yahoo Sports.
Garnacho stuns Everton with bicycle kick goal
Alejandro Garnacho, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial found the back of the net for United, with the former’s goal grabbing all the headlines for its sheer brilliance.
Garnacho stunned the Everton crowd with a sensational bicycle kick in the third minute, per Kimbiblog Sports
His acrobatic effort off Diogo Dalot’s cross headed straight into the top corner of Jordan Pickford’s goal, leading to mass celebrations among United supporters.