Mainoo unhappy despite scoring milestone Man United goal

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Kobbie Mainoo says he is not happy despite scoring a sublime first goal at Old Trafford in Manchester United’s 2-2 Premier League draw with Liverpool on Sunday.

The Red Devils came back from a goal down in the first half courtesy of Bruno Fernandes’ long range effort in the 50th minute and Mainoo’s curler 17th minutes later.

Mainoo became the first 18-year-old to score against Liverpool in the league since Cesc Fabregas did so for Arsenal in May 2005. He was also United’s youngest scorer against the Reds in the competition.

United were denied a massive win on their turf when Mohamed Salah equalised with six minutes left to the end of regular time which made Mainoo’s day bitter-sweet.

“I mean, of course, it’s an unbelievable feeling; first professional Old Trafford goal. And to do it in this fixture is also amazing,” Mainoo told the club website.

“But, as I say, at the end of the day, we don’t walk away with the three points, so I can’t be too happy.”

Another United youngster to impress was Willy Kambwala. The 19-year-old Franco-Congolese defender started for the very first time alongside Harry Maguire as regulars Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof were sidelined due to injury, and manager Erik ten Hag stated that he was confident the youngster was going to put in a good performance.

“The decision to bring Willy in is because he has been a long time training with us and, in his first game against West Ham United, he also did very well, his progress is amazing,” Ten Hag said.

“…We were convinced he could do the job and he has done brilliant.

“I am very pleased, very happy and it is another signal and message of the future of Manchester United.”

United remain in sixth place on the standings and are now 11 points away from the top four.

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