Zidane Iqbal, a 19-year-old midfielder for Manchester United, has caught the attention of fans after an impressive performance for Iraq against Russia. Despite his team’s 2-0 defeat, Iqbal’s skills on the ball and ability to create chances left supporters stunned.
During the first half of the match, Iqbal took the ball past three Russian players and delivered a pinpoint pass to set up a chance on the counter attack. He also showed great tenacity to win the ball off the opposition and set up another goalscoring opportunity with a deft pass.
United fans were quick to express their admiration for Iqbal’s performance and called for him to be given more first-team opportunities. Some even compared him to Frenkie De Jong, a Dutch midfielder who currently plays for Barcelona.
Despite making his Red Devils debut in the Champions League last season under former boss Ralf Rangnick, Iqbal has only played a total of one minute for the club. He did, however, play in a friendly against Cadiz in December and helped his side win a penalty in the 4-2 loss.
Fans are eager to see more of Iqbal in action and believe he has the potential to become a star player for Manchester United. However, it remains to be seen whether manager Erik ten Hag will give him more game time in the near future.
Overall, Iqbal’s impressive display for Iraq has put him on the radar of United fans and raised hopes that he could become a key player for the club in the years to come.