Manchester United fans go wild for Zidane Iqbal after his latest stunning skill against Melbourne Victory, as some demand Erik ten Hag ‘throw him and Charlie Savage on McFred’ in midfield next season
- Manchester United youngster Zidane Iqbal played 45 minutes today
- United faced Melbourne Victory in their final pre-season friendly
- The 19-year-old produced some fine skill before United won the game 4-1
- Social media reacted, demanding more minutes for the midfielder this season
Manchester United fans were sent into ecstasy after youngster Zidane Iqbal’s performance in their final pre-season friendly.
The 19-year-old played in the second half of the Red Devils’ game against Melbourne Victory in Australia and showed great skill in keeping control of the ball under pressure just before the hour mark.
Now United fans have reacted on social media, thinking of the Iraq international for a great future.
Zidane Iqbal impressed playing for Manchester United in their final game of pre-season
One fan tweeted: ‘My word Zidane Iqbal is class’, with another supporting the statement, posting: ‘So satisfying to see Zidane Iqbal play.’
@DeepRedDevil2 added: ‘Zidane Iqbal what a fantastic footballer he is. One for the future!’
Many supporters have even tipped the youngster for a few 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 youngsters they will have the chance to impress
“Zidane Iqbal just needs to get minutes this season. Unreal talent,” @utdyoda said.
“How are Zidane and Savage a better double pivot than Scott and Fred?” asked @samono21, referring to the performance of Iqbal and fallen 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 working his way into Ten Hag’s first-team plans. Baller silky.’
One user even joked that Manchester United should call off their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong after Iqbal was screened.
The 25-year-old is pushed to Old Trafford by Barca but doesn’t want to leave.
@_ataas_ tweeted: “I’ve seen enough men cancel De Jong’s deal with Zidane, it’s HIM.”
An additional user added to the lighthearted comedy, posting: ‘Zidane Iqbal is the best Zidane to play football. No one can tell me otherwise…’
United won the game 4-1 despite losing 1-0 in the first half after their defense was split.