Watching from the bench as Manchester United secured a vital 2-1 victory against Chelsea, midfielder Kobbie Mainoo patiently awaits his chance for a starting role at Old Trafford this season.
Considering the young star’s recent run of three first-team games in a week, all played away from home, it seemed a prudent decision to provide him with a well-deserved break, contributing to the overall success against Chelsea.
In Mainoo’s absence from the starting lineup, attention turned to another emerging talent, Alejandro Garnacho.
The 19-year-old, a former teammate of Mainoo in the FA Youth Cup-winning squad, played a crucial role in the victory, notably providing the assist for both goals scored by Scott McTominay.
In response to Garnacho’s passionate post on Instagram, declaring, “This is Manchester United,” Mainoo expressed his admiration for his young compatriot.
With a simple yet impactful comment, Mainoo hailed Garnacho as “The man,” acknowledging the Argentine’s stellar and committed performance, reminiscent of a seasoned professional.