FORMER Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has likened Kobbie Mainoo to club legend Paul Scholes.
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GettyDimitar Berbatov believes Mainoo is a ‘special player’[/caption]
The midfielder has since established himself as a key first team player, with Erik ten Hag praising his “incredible” progress.
“He had the courage to try something different in the last minute of the game and it was a special moment.
“Mainoo is a special player, but as with every 18-year-old, we must just let them play because at the moment, Kobbie is just enjoying football in its purest form and that’s what I like to see.
“Now with Kobbie, you can see he plays the game with such confidence. He’s composed and he knows how to play the game.
“Of course, we all hope he’ll get better because he’s still so young. Players like him are special individuals.
“You see them play at a young age and they clearly have the talent. Now the only thing Kobbie must do is continue developing and work on the weak points of his game that will benefit the team.”
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