Kobbie Mainoo makes touching offer as a Man United supporter shares an emotional family story after the star’s stunning winning goal against Wolves

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Manchester United star Kobbie Mainoo has made a touching offer to a supporter who shared an emotional family story relating to the star’s winning goal against Wolves.

Mainoo scored a superb 97th-minute winner last Thursday, with the academy product producing a solo run and curling finish.

The 18-year-old’s first Premier League goal earned Man United a 4-3 win against Wolves, who fought back from 3-1 down to level the game at half-time.

Man United supporter Daniel Killeen shared on Twitter that he watched the game with his father Vincent, who sadly died of cancer on Sunday.

Killeen thanked Mainoo for delivering a ‘truly brilliant and special moment’ for his family in what would be the last game he watched with his father.

Kobbie Mainoo scored a stoppage-time winner to earn Man United a 4-3 win over Wolves

Kobbie Mainoo scored a stoppage-time winner to earn Man United a 4-3 win over Wolves

A Man United fan shared an emotional family story as he thanked Mainoo for his late winner

A Man United fan shared an emotional family story as he thanked Mainoo for his late winner

“When Wolves equalized we were both so frustrated,” Killeen wrote on social media. ‘I’ve never wanted United to score more than that moment and then Kobbie Mainoo steps up with a wonderful winner.

‘Seeing dad’s arm in the air, a smile on his face and declaring: ‘that’s why you watch United’. When he saw you doing an interview, he insisted that I stay so he could listen.

‘I know football is supposed to be about winning trophies, but you will never score a more important goal for our family, Kobbie.

‘You’re already a hero in our household and you’re now my seven-year-old’s favorite player.

‘Thank you for a truly brilliant and special moment. I’m sure your career will bring many of them.’

Man United and Mainoo responded to Killeen’s emotional post on X, formerly Twitter, by inviting the Man United fan and his son to attend a game at Old Trafford.

‘Hello Daniel, Kobbie here. I saw your message on Twitter and was really touched by your story,” said Mainoo.

“I’m really sorry about the passing of your father. I’m glad you were able to share such a special moment together, and I was able to play a small part in it.

Mainoo offered supporter Daniel Killeen and his son the chance to watch a game at Old Trafford

Mainoo offered supporter Daniel Killeen and his son the chance to watch a game at Old Trafford

‘I wanted to invite you and your son to a game at Old Trafford soon. So we’ll get in touch and sort everything out. Stay strong and I’ll see you soon.’

Mainoo’s match-winning goal was the teenager’s second since breaking into Man United’s first team.

The 18-year-old opened his account the previous game as Man United beat Newport County 4-2 in the FA Cup fourth round.

Mainoo enjoyed a breakthrough season at Old Trafford, with the academy product making 16 appearances in all competitions for the first team.


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