A compilation of Kobbie Mainoo’s England debut vs Brazil is going viral, Declan Rice is a massive fan

 A compilation of Kobbie Mainoo’s debut for England has gone viral after he produced a composed 15-minute cameo in Saturday’s friendly against Brazil.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who received a late call-up to the Three Lions squad after impressing against Liverpool, was named on the bench for the clash at Wembley.

After a lengthy wait, he eventually announced his much-anticipated arrival on the international stage with 15 minutes remaining, replacing Chelsea’s Conor Gallagher.

And moments later, he brought a gasp of admiration from the Wembley crowd after making his way past fellow debutant Joao Gomes with a sublime piece of skill.

It was a cool, calm and collected outing from the highly-rated Manchester United midfielder, who has enjoyed an impressive breakthrough campaign for Erik ten Hag’s side.

Kobbie Mainoo vs. Brazil – England Debut 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

— CK (@stateoffooty) March 23, 2024

He completed all of his 20 passes and displayed great composure in the middle of the park alongside Declan Rice, who praised Mainoo by saying there was “many more to come” after the full-time whistle.

England boss Gareth Southgate was also impressed with the teenager’s cameo.

“Kobbie was a chance to dip his toes,” he said. “We needed to refresh some of the team because we’ve got to manage their minutes a little bit, so that’s a strange situation when it’s a game of that size but that’s where we are.

“To get Kobbie on the pitch was a brilliant moment for him and his family. You saw a couple of turns and a couple of really composed moments that is a bit of an indication of what he might become.” 

Mainoo reacted to his outing on social media. “Special feeling making my senior England debut at Wembley and in front of my family,” he said. “A moment I will never forget. Now we bounce back and refocus for Tuesday.”

Manchester United teammates Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire left a comment of praise on his Instagram, as did Cole Palmer and Amir Ibragimov.

❤️ A lot of love for Kobbie Mainoo after his England debut at the age 18! ✨#MUFC 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/RLt4OmYGhY

— UtdTruthful (@Utdtruthful) March 24, 2024

It’s safe to say Mainoo is making a real impression in the opening stages of his senior career, and Wayne Rooney recently compared him to a former United midfielder.

“I think he’s incredible for such a young age, with the maturity he’s shown,” He told TNT Sports. “When you see any young players come into the first team they’re normally a bit raw or play off the cuff.

“He reminds me of a young Bastian Schweinsteiger with how he plays, and he always seems to make the right decisions. He has a very bright future.”

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