Southgate Keeping Tabs On Kobbie Mainoo Ahead Of EURO 2024

England manager Gareth Southgate is keeping a close eye on the performances of Manchester United teenager Kobbie Mainoo.

Feb 9, 2024 - 16:49
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Southgate Keeping Tabs On Kobbie Mainoo Ahead Of EURO 2024

Mainoo was set to play a significant role for Erik Ten Hag's side before a foot injury ruled him out at the start of the season.

Since making a return to first team action in November, the 18-year-old has been impressive for Erik Ten Hag's side.

Mainoo has made 13 appearances so far this season, scoring two goals, including a stunning winner against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League last week.

With the European Championships coming up this summer, Mainoo has emerged as a potential late candidate to make England's squad despite the fact that he is yet to win a senior cap.

Mainoo is also eligible to represent Ghana through his parents and officials of the Black Stars are already putting plans in place for a call-up.

“He’s doing brilliantly,” the England manager said of Mainoo after Thursday’s Nations League draw in Paris. 

“I’m not certain he’s necessarily going to be a defensive midfielder, as such.

“He’s quite a progressive player but he’s had a fabulous start to his career and it will be good to monitor him as we go forward.”