Mainoo Happy Ten Hag Staying At Old Trafford

BLANKENHAIN, Germany: England midfielder Kobbie Mainoo is happy that speculation over the future of Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag is over after he was given a chance to play in the first team by the Dutch manager.

Mainoo’s debut season with the Red Devils, which included scoring the winning goal in the FA Cup final against English champions Manchester City, earned him Gareth Southgate’s call-up to the Euro 2024 squad.

Despite winning a second trophy in two seasons at Old Trafford, the Ten Hag’s future remains uncertain after United finished eighth in the Premier League campaign.

However, Ten Hag confirmed last Sunday that he was informed that he would remain in charge of the club next season.

“Happy to improve with him, he has already won two trophies and hopefully many more will follow,” Mainoo told reporters at England’s training center yesterday.

“It’s good to know about it. We know which manager we’re going to face.

“He put a lot of trust in me. I am very grateful to him.”

Mainoo came off the bench in England’s 1-0 win over Serbia last Sunday to make his competitive debut for Southgate’s side.

England will face Denmark in Frankfurt early this Friday morning and Mainoo is looking forward to facing his Manchester United teammates, Rasmus Hojlund and Christian Eriksen.

Eriksen scored for Denmark in their 1-1 draw with Slovenia in their first game, three years after suffering a heart attack on the pitch at Euro 2020.

“Rasmus and I are both young and we are quite close,” said Mainoo.

“Christian, I learned a lot from him. His journey since the last Euros has been amazing.

“If I get dropped this Thursday I’ll have to rule them all out.”