Manchester United FC suffer huge blow as young midfield Kobbie Mainoo ruled out of action for two weeks.
British-born Ghanaian midfielder, Kobbie Mainoo has been ruled out of Manchester United FC 2023-24 English Premier league opener.
The young midfielder suffered an ankle injury in the Red Devils preseason friendly against Real Madrid on tour in America. Mainoo only saw five minutes of action as he was substitute which Manchester United FC went on to loss 2-0 to the 14 time UEFA Champions League winner’s.
According to information given by the Old Trafford club, he is expected to be ruled out for the first part of the 2023/24 season.
Due to the injury, he has flown home from Tour to the UK, where further assessment of his injury will take place before a medical decision on the next steps.
Kobbie was handed his fourth start in pre-season against Real Madrid when Brazilian forward Rodrygo landed on his leg following a tackle from United midfielder Casemiro.
The Academy graduate was forced to withdraw from the match.
The 18-year-old posted on his Instagram account following the incident.
“I’ll be back stronger and in no time,” he wrote. “Thanks for your messages of support.”
Mainoo entered 2023/24 on the back of his senior Reds debut last term, handed to him by Erik ten Hag, and having been named the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year.
The youngster continued to impress during pre-season, with Ten Hag showing his faith in him by selecting the midfielder to start against Arsenal and Real Madrid.
He will miss United final match of Tour 2023, against Borussia Dortmund on Monday 31 July.
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