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“I’ve been dreaming…” – Kobbie Mainoo’s FULL REACTION to scoring first Man United goal



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Manchester United midfielder Kobbie Mainoo has explained just how much scoring his first United goal against Newport County means to him.

Mainoo, 18, was recently praised by Manchester United U21’s player/coach Tom Huddlestone for how he managed to force his way into the first team.

Having started seven consecutive games for United, Mainoo has cemented himself as a vital part of the United set-up over the last two months.

Picking up his first senior goal for the club in the Red Devils’ 4-2 victory against Newport County, Mainoo’s goal doubled United’s lead.

United would go on to let that lead slip, needing second-half strikes from Antony, and Rasmus Hojlund to secure victory against the League Two side.

Speaking to MUTV after the game, Mainoo would say the following on picking up the first goal of his senior career:

“It’s a big point in my career. Obviously, coming in and to score my first goal. I’ve been dreaming of this moment for a long time. It’s been amazing.

“We have great players who can create a goal at any time,” Mainoo continued. “So, at 2-2, it was never a panic. Just get back to the things we’re good at. It’s 0-0 [then in our heads] so we can always go and score more.”

With United out of both European football and the Carabao Cup, the FA Cup represents United’s only realistic chance of silverware this season, something Mainoo is well aware of.

“It’s very important at this point of the season,” Mainoo said of Sunday’s victory. “Every cup win is important, it’s the next step to the final goal, which is winning a trophy. So it’s very important.”

Mainoo’s sentiments were echoed by club captain Bruno Fernandes, who also emphasised just how important the FA Cup is to the overall success of Manchester United’s season.

Fernandes, alongside Luke Shaw were both named by BBC pundit Micah Richards as the two most important players behind United’s victory against Newport.