Paul Scholes hails Man Utd midfielder


Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has showered encomiums on Kobbie Mainoo following his performance in the 2-1 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

The 19-year-old scored what proved to be the decisive goal at Wembley Stadium.

It was a wonderful way to end what has been a brilliant breakthrough campaign.

Mainoo made 32 appearances for United across all competitions this season, scoring five goals and providing one assist.

Having quickly established himself as a mainstay in Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup, Mainoo has earned comparisons to former midfielders like Scholes.

Writing on Instagram after the FA Cup final, Schole said: “Read a few comparisons between me and this kid last week… don’t waste your time, he is 10 times the player I was at 19.

“Just love the way he receives the ball, the calmness, the awareness of what’s around him and of course big goals in big games… This boy is special… and he’s f*cking red [two red heart emojis]… laters [kiss emoji]…”