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Kobbie Mainoo clarifies myth surrounding him after Man United fans noticed



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Kobbie Mainoo has clarified a certain myth surrounding him after Manchester United fans noticed it.

Mainoo, 19, has been excellent for United during a difficult season this term. The teenager has started the last 19 Premier League fixtures for the club.

His rise has been impressive. The midfielder was also rewarded with his first England call-up and was later named Man of the Match in his first start against Belgium.

However, off the pitch, Mainoo has been eager to correct some untrue information about him.

On Wikipedia and football information site Transfermarkt, the 19-year-old’s height is said to be 1.75 metres, which is around 5 foot 9 inches tall.

Of course, this has previously confused supporters, who noticed the information this season, when he stood next to the likes of Marcus Rashford, who is over six foot tall and looked a similar height.

As with many young footballers, they can grow quickly and it is not always updated online.

When partaking in an interview with Bilibili alongside Alejandro Garnacho, Mainoo had the opportunity to clarify the mistake.

When asked what piece of information no one knew but he would like them to know, Mainoo smiled and stated his correction.

“Yes. Everyone thinks I’m 5’9… I’m six feet tall! So everyone needs to stop thinking I’m 5’9, FIFA as well.,” he laughed.

While the teenager will be happy to clarify that for supporters, he will not be so happy with United’s performance at Selhurst Park on Monday.

However, despite the 4-0 defeat against Crystal Palace, Arsenal hero Ian Wright believed that Mainoo was one of few to come out of the game with positives.

He told his Wrighty’s House podcast: “With Mainoo, what was good about watching a game like that and a lot of people would have done it, I am telling you, all the top managers, everybody will be watching him, all the players will be watching to see how in a game like this, does he still want the ball, is he still trying to do what we have seen him do?

“Because let’s not forget that this guy made his debut for England and was Man of the Match playing in a structured kind of situation. What I saw from him at Palace was somebody that every time he got it, he was trying, he didn’t hide, he was trying to get it, some of the times he had to wriggle out of challenges, he did that.

“He still did what we have seen him do from the start in a game where they were getting absolutely torched, and that was something I was thinking, you are looking at him and thinking his character is right because he is still trying to get on it at 19, playing for Man United and getting humiliated.”