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Kobbie Mainoo ‘in no hurry’ to agree new terms with Man Utd

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Kobbie Mainoo has been compared to Paul Scholes (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United wonderkid Kobbie Mainoo is ‘in no hurry’ to agree new terms with the club despite his meteoric rise this term, according to reports.

Mainoo has burst onto the scene this season with a series of impressive performances which has seen him break into Erik ten Hag’s first team.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who came through United’s academy, has been already compared to football legends Paul Scholes and Clarence Seedorf.

Mainoo netted a dramatic 97th-minute winner for United last month in a 4-3 victory at Wolves in the Premier League.

Despite his rapid upwards trajectory, The Athletic report that both Mainoo and United are not rushing over a new contract.

That’s because his current deal has in-built pay rises depending on performances, suggesting that his salary has already gone up from the start of the season.

Mainoo currently has a contract which runs until 2027 and United have to option to extend it by a further 12 months.

Kobbie Mainoo netted a dramatic 97th-minute winner at Wolves (Picture: Getty)

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Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby at the Etihad, United youth coach Tom Huddlestone has likened Mainoo to Yaya Toure.

‘On my first day at Carrington, I came up and had a look at the lads in training,’ Huddlestone told Sport Bible.

‘I was speaking to a friend on the way back home and said [to them], ‘There are two lads who stood out during that session and one of them is a player called Kobbie Mainoo’ – he looks like a younger version of Yaya Toure.’

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