Kobbie Mainoo speaks out on Man Utd decision to keep Erik ten Hag

kobbie mainoo speaks out on man utd decision to keep erik ten hag

Kobbie Mainoo says he is ‘happy’ that Manchester United have kept Erik ten Hag (PA)

Kobbie Mainoo has supported Manchester United’s decision to keep Erik ten Hag in place as manager.

Ten Hag’s position at Old Trafford was under threat towards the end of the season, however, United opted not to sack the Dutchman, who guided the team to victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final last month, following a full review of the campaign.

United had held talks with Thomas Tuchel, while Ten Hag has just a year remaining on his current deal with the club.

Mainoo, meanwhile, established himself as a key part of United’s midfield this season and the 19-year-old insists he is thankful for Ten Hag’s trust.

When asked for his verdict on United’s decision to keep Ten Hag, Mainoo replied: ‘Happy to be building with him.

kobbie mainoo speaks out on man utd decision to keep erik ten hag

Kobbie Mainoo says he is thankful for the belief shown in him by Erik ten Hag (Shutterstock)

‘He’s already got two trophies, hopefully there’s more to come.

‘It’s nice to have that peace of mind that we know what manager we’re goin back to in the new season.

‘I’m so grateful for him that he put so much trust in me and belief in me to play in the team. Yeah, I can’t thank him enough.’

Mainoo was also asked for his verdict on Wayne Rooney’s suggestion that he should start in England’s midfield if they reach the knockout stages of Euro 2024.

‘I’m always ready to play, whether that’s off the bench or starting,’ Mainoo said.

‘But obviously there’s other great midfielders in the squad as you know in the Premier League and also in La Liga like Jude [Bellingham].

‘I’m just trying to train hard and be ready when I’m chosen.’

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