Saturday, 29 July 2017

This Youngster Could Be The First Nigerian to Player for Manchester United

We investigate Tosin Kehinde who could turn into the principal Nigerian to play for Manchester United. 

Tosin Kehinde is a Nigerian adolescent in Manchester United youth group 

At the point when John Mikel Obi was disclosed by Manchester United in a quickly orchestrated public interview in 2005, it was a hotly anticipated minute for football sweethearts in Nigeria. 

The Premier League around then had been colossally followed in Nigeria for various years with half of the association lovers being enthusiasts of Manchester United. 

Mikel Obi's marking was to be an extremely critical one for Manchester United in Nigeria as the primary Nigerian to ever play for the club.
Mikel Obi agreed a deal with Manchester United but later joined Chelsea  (Lyn Oslo)
Considering how most from the Arsenal fan base in Nigeria started supporting the Gunners because of Kanu Nwankwo, the signing of the next-big thing from Nigeria was supposed to make Manchester United more popular in Nigeria.
But that was not to be and what followed was the now infamous story of how Chelsea came in and snagged Mikel.
It’s been more than 10 years and no Nigerian player has still been close to playing for Manchester United.
In Tosin Kehinde however, Nigeria have a new ray of hope of having one of their own donning the famous shirt of the Red Devils.
Tosin Kehinde is hopping to make more appearances for Manchester United U-23 next season  (Manchester United)
Kehinde is currently in the youth team of Manchester United and while they have been other Nigerians in the Manchester United reserves. The 19-year-old has shown promise that has made Nigerians to start dreaming.
Born in Lagos and raised in England, Kehinde first started in London with Tottenhambefore he was signed by Manchester United.
It’s still a long road for him before he can get the opportunity to play for Manchester United senior team but the midfielder has set his sights on it.
Tosin Kehinde  (Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)
He made nine starts for the Reserves in 2016/17, with a further 12 substitute appearances, and scored once - in the 5-3 defeat to Derby County in February.
"For me, this season, it's just about really securing a place in the starting line-up as often as possible and trying to do my best to progress as a player,” Kehinde told Manchester United official website.
"It was a bit up and down," Kehinde said of last season. "I didn't start all the games but I was involved a lot. I was involved in the majority of the games so I was happy with that.
Tosin Kehinde was born in Nigeria but was raised in England  (Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)
"We did finish on quite a good run of results last year and we're trying to take it into this season. I expect us to do better than last year, especially with the group of players who have come up now from the Under-18s. It gives us a more rounded squad that is better balanced as we were quite short last year.
"Everyone will push each other and raise each other's games during the season and I think it will pay off for us. I'm looking forward to it."
Pulse Sports have learnt that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) know about Kehinde and is closely monitoring his situation at Manchester United.
Two types of football fans in Nigeria are also closely monitoring Kehinde also- the football fans who are looking for the next big thing and the Manchester United supporters who are looking for a Nigerian relatable identity with their beloved club.

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