Angel Gomes: Manchester United’s brightest talent

by Sam Peoples

After the brief but rather impressive senior debut for the Manchester United against Crystal Palace, Angel Gomes, the club’s youngest-ever player that won the Jimmy Murphy’s Young Player of the Year award, keeps showing his natural capacity. His fame preceding his name already, Angel Gomes will show how stars are born and it is all about pure talent. Here are some inside details concerning Angel Gomes Manchester United’s brightest talent.

Angel Gomes joined the Man United youth academy when he was only six and signed his very first contract at 13. Ever since, his performances were higher compared to his group age – he has always stood out for the right reasons.

Gomes’ talent brought him an U18s debut at the remarkable age of only 14. You need to ask yourself where all this talent is coming from? The answer is that you must look at his family. It’s a history of football.  Gomes was born during his father’s time at Hendon, moving later to Salford in Great Manchester after his father joined the team of Salford City. Besides, his brother was on United’s books for some time and the story does not end there as he is the godson of the former Man United winger Nani.

Will Gomes be the United next superstar following a similarly successful career as his godfather? You also can find more football odds today here. Many club insiders are believing in Gomes’s huge future.

Ever since his first team entrance replacing Rooney on 21 May 2017, his performance in the 2-0 victory against Cristal Palace at Old Trafford was quite impressive. His appearance in that match at only 16 years and 263 days old registered him as the youngest player to represent Manchester United since 1953 when Duncan Edwards did so. It was a wonderful moment.

Gomes signing his first professional contract in December 2017 was swiftly followed by his FA Cup debut for the Club against Yeovil Town on 26 January. Committing his future to the Reds all the rumours about his interest to FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund were silenced. And the decision had a good welcome from former midfielder Nicky Butt who did not lost the opportunity to highly praise the young player, asserting his value and hard-worked development.

Speaking about Gomes, Butt said: “He is still very young and has a good aptitude for learning; coupled with his natural talent, we can see that Angel has a very bright future.”

If some of you are wondering what makes him very special except the above mentioned, just watch him next time you can. He’s a wonderfully gifted footballer with a smart positional sense and sharp eye for goal. Being young seems to be not a problem in demonstrating already impressive leading skills and that is a quality which for sure seized Mourinho’s attention. Being captain of England’s U16s, U17s and U18s goes to show he has what it takes for that.

The future is bright for Gomes and, certainly in the short-term, his future is red.

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