Zidane Iqbal makes pro debut for Manchester United

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A teenage footballer of Iraqi and Pakistani descent made history on Wednesday when he became the first British South Asian to play for Premier League side Manchester United. Zidane Iqbal made his first-team debut for the English side during a Champions League group stage match against Swiss team Young Boys, coming off the bench in the closing minutes of the game. “Alhamdulilah always and forever,” read part of a caption of a post on his Instagram page marking the debut. The 18-year-old attacking midfielder was born in Manchester to an Iraqi mother and Pakistani father. Iqbal said his father wa…

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