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Fans are only just discovering who Kobbie Mainoo's older brother is

Fans are only just discovering who Kobbie Mainoo's older brother is

Kobbie Mainoo's older brother appeared on the hit reality TV show Love Island in 2019.

People are only just realising that Kobbie Mainoo's older brother appeared on hit reality TV show Love Island.

Jordan Mainoo-Hames, 28, was a contestant on season five of Love Island UK, where he entered the Mallorca villa in week three as a so-called 'bombshell'.

He soon established a relationship with Anna Vakili in the summer of 2019 before being dumped following a public vote.

Since his departure from the popular ITV show, Mainoo-Hames has gone on to become a fashionista and runway model, walking for the likes of Vogue and Louis Vuitton, amongst other big brands.

He has also voiced his support for younger sibling Kobbie, who is establishing himself in Erik ten Hag's first-team squad following a string of impressive pre-season performances.

Shortly after a teenage Mainoo made his debut for the under-18s side in 2021, Jordan wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, saying: "Proud big bro moment for real."

Some fans on social media have only just discovered the family connection.

One said: "Kobbie Mainoo being Jordan Hames' brother was not what I expected to find out today," while another commented: "Wow never knew."

A third wrote: "Their parents must have been basketball fans for naming their kids Kobbie and Jordan," and a fourth said: "Why are people just finding this out now."

After making a handful of appearances for Manchester United this season, Mainoo was praised by manager Erik ten Hag ahead of their Premier League clash against Newcastle last month.

When asked what the Academy graduate brings to his midfield, Ten Hag said: "His scanning. It always looks like he has time.

"Because of his scanning, he is running free and then scanning to see the options and then make the right decisions. He can delay, he can speed up and he makes the right decisions.''

Thoughts on Mainoo's start to life at Manchester United? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Getty Images - Instagram/jxrdan

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Kobbie Mainoo, England