'Playing like Zinedine' – Man Utd fans go wild for starlet Zidane Iqbal after outrageous roulette skill in Melbourne win | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED fans have gone wild for their latest pre-season win – and not because of the result.

Erik ten Hag's side kept up their impressive pre-season form with a 4-1 thumping of Australian side Melbourne Victory on Friday.

But arguably the biggest positive wasn't the result itself, but the performance of youngster Zidane Iqbal.

The two-cap Iraq international, 19, left fans purring after an exciting display off the bench.

Iqbal demanded the ball in the middle of the park and combined composure with neat flicks and touches.

But one outrageous piece of skill left United fans wondering if they'd uncovered a real gem – with one even comparing Iqbal to namesake Zinedine Zidane.

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Iqbal was wrestling with Chris Ikonomidis – who had given the A-League side the lead after just five minutes – for the ball.

He showed great strength, despite having his shirt tugged to outmuscle the Australian.

Once the ball was back at his feet, he unfurled a piece of magic Zinedine himself would have been proud of as he spun away from two defenders in majestic manner.

Immediately afterwards, fans flocked to Twitter to gush over the youngster – who joined the club aged nine and signed a new three-year contract just last month.

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One tweeted: "Turning machine, Zidane!

"This kid is better than McTominay and Fred. Prove me wrong."

Another wrote: "Zidane Iqbal is playing like Zinedine Zidane."

A third added: "Zidane Iqbal is a baller.'

One posted: "Zizou Iqbal for deep lying playmaker. Majestic."

Another shared: "Zidane Iqbal… remember the name."

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Meanwhile, hundreds of other fans waxed lyrical about their "special" young midfielder, urging Ten Hag to consider him for first-team action next season.

Iqbal will have his next chance to impress the boss on Tuesday when United take on Crystal Palace – again in Melbourne.

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