Kobbie Mainoo: How Man United Wonderkid Saved Religious Teammate From ‘Sin’ After FA Cup Win, Video

Kobbie Mainoo: How Man United Wonderkid Saved Religious Teammate From ‘Sin’ After FA Cup Win, Video

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 28, 2024 at 6:46 AM
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  • Teenager Kobbie Mainoo exemplified a heartwarming gesture towards his teammate
  • His quick thinking rescued Amad Diallo from committing 'sin' after their FA Cup glory
  • The Man United forward scored one of the two goals as they beat Man City on Saturday

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Kobbie Mainoo showcased his strong sense of awareness and moral integrity by preventing his Manchester United teammate from making a regrettable decision during their FA Cup celebrations.

The 19-year-old delivered a stellar performance, helping the Red Devils stun their local rivals, Manchester City, and secure their 13th FA Cup title on Saturday, May 25, at Wembley.

Kobbie Mainoo, Amad Diallo, FA Cup, Alejandro Garnacho, Rasmus Hojlund, Manchester United, Wembley, Manchester City, celebrate.
Amad Diallo, Alejandro Garnacho, Kobbie Mainoo and Rasmus Hojlund pose with the FA Cup trophy on Saturday, May 25. Photo by Eddie Keogh - The FA.
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Mainoo, who has been a rare bright spot in an otherwise tumultuous season for United, notched the match-winning goal after Alejandro Garnacho opened the scoring in their 2-1 win, per Eurosport.

Following his Man of the Match display in the final, the English midfielder continued to impress off the pitch with a heartwarming gesture in the dressing room, where he looked out for his teammate Amad Diallo.

How Mainoo saved Amad Diallo from 'sin'?

The Englishman's composed performance on the pitch belied his age, and his actions in the dressing room reflected a similar maturity.

As Marcus Rashford started spraying champagne at his teammates, who were posing for a photo with the FA Cup trophy, Mainoo swiftly pulled Amad Diallo out of the way, per the Express.

Amad, a practising Muslim, adheres to strict rules regarding alcohol consumption.

But Kobbie's quick thinking spared him from an awkward situation, while the rest of the United squad were soaked in celebratory champagne.

Fans salute Mainoo for saving Diallo

Mainoo's display of maturity and strong character did not go unnoticed, with fans heaping praise on the youngster for looking out for Diallo with his spontaneity.

@UTD_MNM praised the 19-year-old:

"He's just a top guy on and off the pitch!"

@mufc_ah run out of superlatives describing Mainoo's actions:

"Kobbie is a good lad, man. That’s a well-raised lad. Honestly, not many people would do that. Bless him."

@grimsbyred1981 eulogized the United rising star:

"To be 19 years old and have the presence of mind at that moment to think of someone else - he’s going to be a world-class footballer; he’s already a world-class human being. Kobbie Mainoo is one of our own ❤️"

@Kijanayamwingi_ wrote:

"One love."

@ochiengkke added:

"Respect for religion."

Kobbie Mainoo celebrates FA Cup win with mom

In another heartwarming moment involving Kobbie Mainoo, Sports Brief reported that the United rising star celebrated his FA Cup success with his mother.

In photos shared on social media, the United Academy product basked in Man United's FA Cup glory with his mom, Abena Herold, who is from Ghana.

The 19-year-old further expressed his joy at ending a challenging season with silverware.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.