English born Ghanaian midfielder Kobbie Boateng Mainoo has described playing in his Manchester United debut game as an “unbelievable feeling”.
The youngster opined this feeling after playing 60 minutes in Manchester United’s 3-0 win over English Football League One side Charlton Athletic in the quarterfinals of the Carabao Cup.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling. I’ve been at this club all my life, it’s all led to tonight. To have my family here watching me, surrounding me, it’s just amazing…They all made me feel welcome, giving me words of advice and encouragement, so I felt at home” he said in an interview with MUTV.
Veteran Brazilian midfielder Casemiro replaced Mainoo in the 60th minute and 17 year old Mainoo praised the former Real Madrid player by stating, “To be able to follow him (Casemiro) closely and watch him in training is an honour and for him to come on for me tonight is crazy.”
Mainoo has represented England in international competitions at the under 17 and under 18 levels and is eligible to play for either Ghana or England at the senior level internationally.