Manchester United are still trying to keep Angel Gomes at Old Trafford as the wonderkid nears the end of his contract, according to The Evening Standard.
Gomes has made just six appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side in all competitions this season. The 19-year-old has also scored four goals and created two assists in five games for the Red Devils’ development squad (Transfermarkt).
United will no doubt be well aware that other Premier League rivals are monitoring the midfielder’s situation, with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea lining up a move for the England under-20 international in the summer (The Mirror). The board are secretly hoping that Tahith Chong’s decision on his future will cajole Gomes into following suit.
Although Solskjaer has used a number of academy products during his time at the Theatre of Dreams, including the likes of Scott McTominay and Marcus Rashford, the playmaker has been pushed to the outskirts of the squad so far.
Loads of United supporters took to social media to share their thoughts on the transfer update. Whilst some directed their ire at the “overrated” youngster, others reserved their anger for the club. One fan branded the saga as “nonsense” and another added Ed Woodward should “let him go.”
Scroll down through some of the differing reactions below…
Let him go because let’s be honest why does it take Gomes so long to get a game when James come from the championship unproven and plays instantly
— Aftab (@afttab1) May 6, 2020
He’s the best kid we’ve had since Ravel. Don’t mess this up @ManUtd
— Saahil (@OfficialSaahil) May 6, 2020
All this nonsense about game time.. very good prospects be neither Gomes or Chong where good enough to be playing premier league football… Chong has a shocker ever time get got minuets
— Rob Exotic (@RobMac517) May 6, 2020
Gomes and Chong are the most overrated youth players I’ve ever seen
— Cameron (@cameron91) May 6, 2020
It hurts to know that if this boy was given more game time , he’d be the Sancho we’re all hyping. Maybe even better
— Nhlonipho Msweli (@Nhlokzin) May 6, 2020
Let him go
— Mohammed Yusuf (@Mohamme54529999) May 6, 2020
Honestly from what I’ve seen he isn’t that great in the first team. He may be another Giggs, or another Ravel. From what I’ve seen it’s not the Welshman.
— Mr Todd the Fox (@HisFoxxiness) May 6, 2020
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