Mainoo: Man United sensation admits Premier League difficulty

Mainoo: Man United sensation admits Premier League difficulty

Kobbie Mainoo admitted that adapting to the Premier League has been mentally tough.

The 18-year-old of Ghanaian descent has continued to earn rave reviews since he made his Red Devils debut after recovering from an ankle injury which kept him out for nearly five months, and has been rewarded with a call-up to the England senior team for the friendlies against Brazil and Belgium having been initially called up to the U-21 side.

Mainoo is now pleased that he has quickly found his feet in the shortest space of time.

“I had to adapt quickly to the Premier League. Obviously, it’s very demanding physically, and also mentally, so it’s been tough,” BBC Radio 5 Live.

“But I feel like I’ve found my feet a bit now and I’m enjoying it.

“The games have been coming so fast at United but now I’m here [with England], obviously I am taking it all in and it’s been amazing.”


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Mainoo admitted that he is still having a rollercoaster of emotions since getting his senior England call-up and is now eyeing a spot in the Euro 2024 squad later this summer.

“I was shocked and happy,” he continued. “It’s been a whirlwind of emotions, a pretty mad couple of days.

“I think that’s the end goal for the season, to get into that [Euro] squad. But obviously, I’ve got to focus on club football in the meantime, and hopefully that’ll figure itself out.”

Mainoo has played 20 times in all competitions since his return from injury, scoring two goals including a late winner for a 4-3 Premier League win at Wolverhampton Wanderers which earned him the league goal of the month award for February.

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