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Kobbie Mainoo proves he's the ideal Casemiro replacement with outrageous skill in Man Utd training

Kobbie Mainoo proves he's the ideal Casemiro replacement with outrageous skill in Man Utd training

Kobbie Mainoo has impressed Manchester United fans in training following news of an injury.

Manchester United fans are excited after seeing youngster Kobbie Mainoo pull of an outrageous piece of skill in training.

The 18-year-old made a huge impression in pre-season for Erik ten Hag's side but then suffered an ankle injury in a friendly against Real Madrid in Houston, Texas.

He was seen leaving the NRG Stadium on crutches and United confirmed he would miss the first part of the season.

However, the midfielder is now back in first-team training in a timely boost for the Red Devils.

Midfielder Casemiro was injured on international duty with Brazil. United have described it was a "small issue" but one that is enough for him to be absent for the game against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

But it seems as though they do now have Mainoo fit and available. The local lad, who has been with the club since the age of nine, produced a stunning, no-look, flicked pass that Ronaldinho would have been proud of.

Prior to his unfortunate injury, Ten Hag liked what he saw from Mainoo, who received praise from United legends Andy Cole and Bryan Robson.

The Dutchman admitted that he would have no problem giving Mainoo minutes on the pitch having seen his quality in training.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

"He gets his chance because he deserves it," Ten Hag told United's official website in pre-season.

"Because he showed it in the Under-21s and in our training.

"He showed a high level and now he has to show it in games. So pre-season is perfect to test him.

"He is an option to get into the game squad and to get playtime. We will see but I am confident he can do it and we have to wait we have test if it is going to happen."

United are looking to build on a last-gaps 2-1 comeback win over Brentford last time out.

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Topics: Casemiro, Manchester United, Erik Ten Hag