Zidane Iqbal
Zidane Iqbal (Credits: Twitter)

Zidane Iqbal has become the talk of the town thanks to his stunning cameos in Manchester United’s ongoing preseason tour. Manchester United’s latest midfield sensation has caught everyone’s attention with his sizzling performances against Liverpool and Melbourne Victory.

Iqbal has made an impact not only with his skill and talent but also his fearless attitude. Whether it was sending Liverpool star Fabinho sideways with a clever dummy or the stunning midfield pirouette away from two defenders against Melbourne, Iqbal has not squandered the chance to make a big impression ahead of the new season.

Zidane Iqbal
Zidane Iqbal (Credits: Twitter)

Unsurprisingly, the fans are raving over Iqbal on social media. So as the football world gets excited about the young midfielder, we are taking a look at his career and life so far.

Zidane Iqbal’s parents:

Iqbal was born in Manchester to a Pakistani father and an Iraqi mother. He joined Manchester United at the age of nine. Before that, he was playing for local side Sale United from the age of four.

Zidane Iqbal age:

Born on 27 April 2003, Iqbal is presently 19-years old.

Zidane Iqbal height:

The Manchester United starlet’s height is 1.80 meter (5 ft 11 in).

Zidane Iqbal’s career at Manchester United so far:

The 19-year old signed his first professional contract with Manchester United in April 2021. He made his first-team debut for Manchester United on 8 December 2021 as an 89th-minute substitute in a Champions League match against Young Boys.

His appearance against Young Boys saw him make history. He became the first British-born South Asian to play for the club, and the first ever British South Asian to play in the Champions League.

Zidane Iqbal idol:

United’s latest sensation idolizes former Arsenal superstar Mesut Ozil.

Zidane Iqbal
Zidane Iqbal (Credits: Twitter)

Zidane Iqbal country:

The United star is eligible to represent England, Iraq and Pakistan at international level. He has represented Iraq at youth level and received an Iraqi passport last year. He was also called up to the Iraq under-20 team for the 2021 Arab Cup U-20 last year but could not go due to Covid-19.

Earlier this year in January, Iqbal was called up to the Iraq national team for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Iran and Lebanon.