Manchester United fans go wild for Zidane Iqbal after his latest stunning piece of skill against Melbourne Victory – as some demand Erik ten Hag ‘start him and Charlie Savage over McFred’ in midfield next season
- Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal played 45 minutes today
- United were facing Melbourne Victory in their latest pre-season friendly tie
- The 19-year-old produced a fine piece of skill before United won the game 4-1
- Social media reacted, calling for more minutes for the midfielder this season
Manchester United fans have been sent into ecstasy after youngster Zidane Iqbal’s performance in their latest pre-season friendly.
The 19-year-old played the second half of the Red Devils’ match against Melbourne Victory in Australia and produced a fine piece of skill to keep control of the ball under pressure just before the hour mark.
Now United fans have reacted on social media, penciling in the Iraq international for a big future.
Zidane Iqbal impressed playing for Manchester United in their latest pre-season fixture
One fan Tweeted: ‘My word Zidane Iqbal is class,’ with another backing up the statement, posting: ‘So satisfying to watch Zidane Iqbal play.’
@DeepRedDevil2 added: ‘Zidane Iqbal, what a fantastic footballer he is. One for the future!’
Many supporters even tipped the youngster for minutes this season.
The 19-year-old played 45 minutes against Melbourne Victory under new boss Erik ten Hag
ten Hag has already told United’s youngsters that they will be given the chance to impress
‘Zidane Iqbal simply has to get minutes this season. Unreal talent,’ said @utdyoda.
‘How is Zidane and Savage a better double pivot than Scott and Fred,’ asked @samono21, in reference to the performance of Iqbal and fell youth star Charlie Savage, son of former professional Robbie.
@Regi1700 rounded up the calls for more first-team action for Iqbal, posting: ‘Zidane Iqbal is playing his way into Ten Hag’s first-team plans. Silky baller.’
One user even joked that Manchester United should call off their pursuit for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong following Iqbal’s showing.
The 25-year-old is being pushed to Old Trafford by Barca, but does not want to leave.
@_ataas_ Tweeted: ‘I’ve seen enough man cancel that De Jong deal Zidane is HIM.’
An additional user added to the light-heart comedy, posting: ‘Zidane Iqbal is the best Zidane to play football. No one can tell me otherwise…’
United went onto win the game 4-1 despite going 1-0 down in the first half after their defence was split open.