Following Manchester United’s unexpected 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley, supporters have since gone on and begged manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play midfield youngster Angel Gomes over the likes of Andreas Pereira and Jesse Lingard – taking to Twitter in full support over the academy graduate.
Goals from Chris Wood and Jay Rodriguez sealed an evening to forget from United’s perspective, with the loss becoming their third in just five games. As a result of the contest, there has been much deliberation over the Red Devils’ best starting eleven, with these supporters in particular thinking Gomes should get a shot over Lingard and Pereira.
The Englishman, compared to both regular United starters, has amassed a superior pass success rate of 91.3% over three Europa League starts whilst also averaging 2 shots per match in the competition, as per WhoScored.com. Meanwhile, Gomes has also accumulated more key passes per game (1.7) on average when starting in Europe than the duo – perhaps hinting at a potentially positive impact if he were played more often.
One thing is for certain, these Red Devils fans certainly think he could provide a different dimension – find all of their best comments down below.
I swear this guy is talented this man should give him a chance
— iammackelvin (@iammackelvin) January 22, 2020
If I’m Gomez , I’d be off now , your right he is seriously talented , he will go off to Dortmund , and we will bay him back for £80 million after he becomes a superstar , # glazers
— Patrick Brady (@flatpat55deg) January 22, 2020
Pereira is waste can’t pick a pass or even dribble ole could have given chance to garner or Gomez
— Yogesh cv (@yogescv) January 22, 2020
What do Pereira and Lingard offer!?! Nothing. We know that. Why is OGS persisting with them!?! Gomes could offer something, he can’t offer any less, but now he’s gone on a free, because he’s watching trash play ahead of him.
— Dan Miller (@DanMillerPT) January 22, 2020
Dont blame him for not signing a contract tbh when that clown ole prefers lingard and Peirera over him.
— Daniel (@LordDanieI) January 22, 2020
Then he gets hammered for not signing a new contract … behind pinky and perky can you blame him
— michael myers (@michael10563625) January 22, 2020
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