Arsenal legend urges Gareth Southgate to pick Manchester United wonderkid in next England squad

After the recent win against a well-organized Luton side, Manchester United are now sitting at the 6th place just behind Tottenham Hotspur in the league table. This win is their 7th win and 5th win in a row in the last 10 games, where they lost only 2 games and had played a draw with Tottenham Hotspur. Eric ten Hag’s men are now just 5 points away from the top four.

Despite some setbacks in the Champions League and the Carabao Cup, the manager is focused on securing a top four finish in the league and make a strong statement in the FA Cup. Meanwhile, Arsenal legend Ian Wright has highlighted MU youngster Kobbie Mainoo’s case for a national team call up.

Ian Wright wants Kobbie Mainoo in next England squad

At just 18 years old, this Manchester United midfield maestro has been a standout player this season. Kobbie Mainoo’s exceptional form has not gone unnoticed, with calls from legends for his selection in the England Squad for the Euro Cup 2024. Arsenal and England legend Ian Wright has acknowledged Mainoo’s performance and supports his inclusion in the Euro squad. Another England legend, Gary Lineker, echoed Wright’s sentiments.

As per MIRROR, Ian Wright posted on X, writing, “Kobbie Mainoo is to be in the England Squad”. He also added that, “Such Maturity in chaotic conditions that we have not seen from an England Player in a long time impressed every time I watch”.

Gary Lineker also responded to Ian Wright’s tweet, “Agreed what a fabulous player”.

In an interview with BBC sports, Ian Wright suggested that Manchester United should play him as an orchestrator who would progress the ball to the forward line. His calmness, maturity at his age and the position he picks up is just top class.

Kobbie Mainoo’s performance this season for Man Utd

This young talent has a promising future ahead and is considered a hot prospect in the market. Mainoo’s maturity and composure in the United midfield have been remarkable.

In this season, he has started 11 matches in the league, scoring a crucial goal in stoppage time against Wolves, which proved to be the decisive winner. While his stats may not be the best, it’s important not to overlook his quality as a player.

With an average of 6.78 rating in every match, he has now become the one of the important players for Ten Hag’s side.

In the recent match against Luton Town, Kobie Maino displayed great composure and was all over the pitch. Fans are thoroughly impressed and delighted with Mainoo’s consistent performance throughout the season. Experts of the game have likened his performance to that of a seasoned player with over a decade of experience.

Although England U21 is considering giving a call-up to Mainoo, many people are in favor of him being directly called up to the senior England squad, the Three Lions. However, Ghana is also looking to enlist his services, as Mainoo holds Ghanaian citizenship as well.

It’s now a significant question: Which country will Kobbie Mainoo play for? Share your views on this matter.

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