Former Manchester United man Clayton Blackmore has backed Angel Gomes to get even better after the player made his debut to the senior side.
The youngster is highly rated by all at the club and big things are expected of him once he makes his was to the first team.
The academy product has dazzled United fans on occasion and appears to have a bright future ahead of him if he continues to improve.
The club have had a few false dawns before from some of the youngsters but there’s a feeling that Gomes is the real deal.
Blackmore certainly seems to believe so, having seen the footballer play live and in training, he believes the player has all the attributes to succeed.
According to Manchester Evening News, Clayton said: “His [Gomes]] balance is scary. You can’t knock him over if you tried! He’s dead small but his feet are so fast, the fastest feet at the academy, and he is one of the best I’ve ever seen on the ball.
“He can change direction very quickly, leaving a defender standing still. He’s 17 so he has still got lots to learn. In the next 10/15 years, he is only going to get better and better.”
Players such as Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley have also come through the club’s academy with high expectations but failed to truly make a career for themselves at Manchester United.
Both played their parts during Sir Alex Ferguson‘s time but were moved on soon enough after failing to consistently perform.
Welbeck in particular was expected to certainly lead the line for United some day but was sold to Arsenal after fitness and form issues.
A more recent example is perhaps James Wilson, although he still has time to break into the side once more, there were initially huge expectations placed on his shoulders.
On his debut under interim player/manager Ryan Giggs, the youngster scored a brace with many hopeful he will be the club’s next main striker but injuries halted his progress too.