Richards worries over Kobbie Mainoo’s rising stardom at Man Utd, England

In a compelling revelation, former Manchester City stalwart, Micah Richards has voiced his belief in the burgeoning talent of Kobbie Mainoo, the rising star of Manchester United and England.

However, Richards, while effusive in his praise, tempered expectations with a sobering reminder of the pitfalls that have beset many promising talents in the past.

At just 18 years old, Mainoo finds himself on the precipice of stardom, with his recent England debut against Brazil serving as a testament to his potential. Despite initially missing out on selection for the Brazil and Belgium clashes, the dynamic midfielder earned a late call-up from Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate.

Entering the fray in the 75th minute, Mainoo replaced Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher and immediately made his mark on the game, impressing onlookers with his poise and intelligence on the ball. Despite Brazil snatching a late victory, Mainoo’s performance left a lasting impression on fans and pundits alike.

Reflecting on Mainoo’s debut, Richards lauded the youngster’s undeniable talent, emphasizing his astute game management and tactical acumen.

“He’s class, isn’t he? We’ve talked him up so much,” remarked Richards on the Rest is Football podcast.

“I just hope he can do it consistently and we don’t have one of those talents where we hype them up and basically, for whatever reason, maybe injury or whatever, they f

all away.”