Harry Maguire praises two Manchester United teammates after Charlton win

United defeated Charlton 3-0 in the quarter-final of the League Cup at Old Trafford on Tuesday night and Erik ten Hag named Mainoo in his starting line up for the match, which was the 17-year-old midfielders&apos first appearance for the club.

Mainoo was replaced by Casemiro on the hour mark after a competent display and Pellistri was given a chance to make his long-awaited debut for United shortly after, when being substituted onto the pitch for Anthony Elanga in the 84th minute.

Pellistri signed for United in October 2020 for 9million and he finally made his debut after over two years in Manchester. The winger was also able to make an immediate impact on the game by providing Marcus Rashford with an assist for his first goal.

After the game, Maguire lauded the youngsters&apos debut appearances and said he&aposs been particularly impressed by Mainoo in training.

“Yeah, this club, since I&aposve been here, which is over four years now, gives chances to young players when they&aposre doing well,” Maguire told MUTV. Kobbie [Mainoo] has been doing really well in training and he really deserved this start.

“He&aposll learn a lot from it, it&aposs great experience. A proud moment for him and his family and he did brilliantly. Also, [Facundo] Pellistri had a great World Cup, it was great to see him play so well at that tournament. He&aposs come back and looked really bright.

“You saw that when he came on the pitch. He really upped the tempo and was really direct with his runs. He&aposll be a big asset for us.”