Kobbie Mainoo

Watch: Kobbie Mainoo goal doubles Manchester United’s lead over Manchester City in the FA Cup final

Never in the wildest dream of a 16-year old kid when entering the academy, that one day he scores against the rival team in a cup final. That is a story that Kobbie Mainoo has at the dawn of his career with Manchester United. 

Mainoo, now 19 years of age, scored to extend the lead over Manchester City in the FA Cup. final. Alejandro Garnacho was penetrating from the right flank, delivered a ground cross to Bruno Fernandes who forwarded it to Mainoo. 

Kobbie Mainoo added his goal tally in the competition

The latter then comfortably slotted the ball into the bottom left corner of Stefan Ortega’s net. The Red Devils lead two goals on the break over the same-city rival who are in a more favoured position to win the cup.  

It was Mainoo’s sixth goal for United across the competition this season, and the second one during this year’s FA Cup. Mainoo’s first FA Cup goal came in the fourth round against Newport County.   

Should United hold the lead until the final whistle, the title would make a difference amid their poor season. After failing to secure the Champions League slot, the FA Cup is the only hope for them to play in the European competition next season.

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