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Wolves vs Manchester United: What does Kobbie Mainoo make about his dramatic late winner?

Manchester United edged Wolverhampton Wanderers in a goal fest to register a crucial 4-3 Premier League win on Thursday night. The Red Devils let slip a two-goal cushion before sensationally winning the game in injury time. With the game heading deep into stoppage time, 18-year-old wonder kid Kobbie Mainoo danced his way past Wolves defenders before beautifully finding the bottom corner to register an important win for the Red Devils.

Kobbie Mainoo on the late winner

After the match, Kobbie Mainoo, who scored his first Premier League goal for Manchester United, stated that he was still in dreamland after securing the dramatic late winner. “I’ve still not come down from it, I still feel like I’m dreaming to be honest. It’s such a tough place to come, they’ve had a good home run here, so we had to get the win,” the young midfielder told TNT Sports.

After establishing himself as a regular at the club by getting frequent starts of late, Mainoo spoke about his joy in playing for Man United. He also went on to heap praise on skipper Bruno Fernandes. “To start playing in the Premier League for my boyhood club has been amazing. Now [I am] just trying to get a good run of games in, win more games and get real momentum going. He’s (Fernandes) a good role model to look up to and to have on the pitch as well. It’s really good,” Mainoo stated.

This match has a lot of sides: Erik ten Hag

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag was happy with the spirit shown by his players to get the late win. However, there were aspects of the game which he did not like. “It is massive, the win. But this match has a lot of sides. But let’s take first the positives. I think we played very good and dictated the game for an hour. We should go up 3-0 or 4-0 but we didn’t and then in the end it is quite naive,” he told MUTV and TNT Sports.

He added: “The way we conceded goals shouldn’t happen but then we showed resilience. Especially Kobbie Mainoo. It was a great goal. Mixed feelings, but in the end we are happy. Happy for long periods with the performance and the levels we achieved, but if you are dominating the game and you are leading 2-0 and 3-1, you can’t allow to let the opponent to get back – that’s naive and that’s no good. We have to work on that but I’m very pleased with the levels we achieved in the first 60 minutes of the game.”

Ten Hag also spoke about how his side should sustain the high standards in the game for the whole 90 minutes, which he feels will arrive with time. Speaking about the need to maintain the performance for the whole game, the manager said, “Absolutely [we must perform for 90 minutes] but we have to work on that. When we play more often in this formation together, it will come. Also because our players will get in a better fitness status. Some are not there where we want them and that’s normal, because they were a long time injured and they are on their way back. Now they have to go back to 100 per cent match fitness.”

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