Kobbie Mainoo: Manchester United FA Cup Hero Celebrates Victory With Ghanaian Mother

Kobbie Mainoo: Manchester United FA Cup Hero Celebrates Victory With Ghanaian Mother

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 27, 2024 at 9:23 AM
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  • Kobbie Mainoo scored the winner in the FA Cup final against Man City
  • The Manchester United youngster celebrated the win with his mother
  • Mainoo was also Man of the Match in the final on Saturday at Wembley

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Manchester United midfielder, Kobbie Moainoo, shared the moment with his mother after scoring the winner in the FA Cup victory over Manchester City.

The 19-year-old English midfielder scored the winner in the 39th minute after smashing home from an exquisite Bruno Fernandes assist.

The Red Devils, who finished the campaign in eighth place, will now compete in next year's Europa League following the triumph.

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Kobbie Mainoo celebrates with the FA Cup trophy after scoring the winner against Man City on May 25, 2024. Photo: Ash Donelon.
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In photos shared on social media, Mainoo celebrated the FA Cup success with his mother, Abena Herold, who hails from Ghana.

"Still wearing the bucket hat while posting this," he wrote on Instagram with the photo of his mother.

Both of his parents are from Ghana, but the Manchester United star decided to represent England, the country of his birth, at the international level.

The teen sensation has been a standout performer for Manchester United this season and was named Man of the Match in the FA Cup final.

Mainoo has been named in the provisional England squad for the 2024 Euros in Germany.

Mainoo delighted after FA Cup victory

The United Academy product expressed excitement after the Red Devils ended the campaign with silverware following a difficult season.

"It's been such a tough season, we knew we have to come together. The staff and the players, recently for the preparations for this game, it's just been amazing. We've come together, showing that we can compete and we can win games. Such a big game and such a big stage," he told the BBC.
"Right now I want to focus on this. I can't look that far," he added when asked about his Euro 2024 inclusion.

Mainoo opens up on England decision

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Manchester United youngster Mainoo disclosed that his family members support his decision to play for England.

The 19-year-old was born in Greater Manchester to Ghanaian parents and was eligible to play international football for either England or Ghana.

Despite his African heritage, the midfielder ditched the Black Stars and went on to make his debut for the Three Lions.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.