Kobbie Mainoo

Wolves winner has Mainoo in dreamland

Thursday 01 February 2024 23:52

Kobbie Mainoo described scoring United's sensational winner at Wolves – his first Premier League goal for the Reds – as "a dream come true".

In the 97th minute, the 18-year-old came up with the moment that decided a pulsating contest, when he breezed through the Wolves defence and curled a majestic effort into the bottom corner.

And he couldn’t hide his delight when speaking to TNT Sports immediately after the final whistle.

“I’ve still not come down from it, I still feel like I’m dreaming to be honest,” Kobbie admitted. “It’s such a tough place to come, they’ve had a good home run here, so we had to get the win.”

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Mainoo netted for the second successive match, after opening his United account with another sublime finish in last weekend’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round victory at Newport County.

The midfielder’s industrious performance at Molineux also saw him voted Man of the Match by fans in our poll.

Having started the last eight games, Mainoo is enjoying a regular run in the starting XI and relishing every opportunity he receives.

“To start playing in the Premier League for my boyhood club has been amazing,” Kobbie said.

“Now [I am] just trying to get a good run of games in, win more games and get real momentum going.”

Playing with captain Bruno Fernandes, he feels, has only benefitted his progress during his breakthrough campaign in the first team. 

“He’s a good role model to look up to and to have on the pitch as well. It’s really good,” Mainoo added.