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.
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.”