LONDON: Manchester United’s young stars continue to etch their names into English Premier League history by scoring late winning goals.
The trend began in 2009 when Federico Macheda, then 17 years old, scored a last-gasp winner against Aston Villa in a thrilling match at Old Trafford, resulting in a 3-2 victory for Manchester United.
In 2016, another memorable moment unfolded when 18-year-old Marcus Rashford stunned Manchester City with a late strike, securing a crucial win for his team.
The trend continued in 2022 when Alejandro Garnacho, aged 18, netted a stoppage-time goal to secure a late 2-1 victory over Fulham.
Most recently, on Thursday night, Kobbie Mainoo, also 18 years old, snatched a superb late winner in the 97th minute to lead his side to a thrilling 4-3 victory over Wolverhampton United.
These remarkable achievements underscore the talent and potential of young players in the EPL, showcasing their ability to deliver under pressure and make significant contributions to their teams’ success.