Manchester United fans were far from impressed with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer once again following the club’s tepid 0-0 draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.
The visitors were once again painfully flat, devoid of momentum going forward and passing in a manner that was painfully predictable.
Amid such a backdrop, it was understandable to see so many United fans ask the question: where on earth is Angel Gomes?
Indeed, as seen below, it was not lost on many supporters that Solskjaer has been, for whatever reason, excluding the talented youngster to a painful degree.
Feel sorry for Angel Gomes. We need a goal and Ole brings on a right-back instead of him. And people wonder why he’s refusing to sign a new deal..
— Ryan. ???? (@Vintage_Utd) January 4, 2020
Gomes said Robin Van Persie was a better number 20 than Ole
— Ahmed???? (@futbolahmed) January 4, 2020
Gomes I beg you leave the club for your own good! We don’t deserve you!
— SaeedTV (@SaeedTV_) January 4, 2020
Dalot injured 4 months and he brings him on for Chong instead of Gomes….
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) January 4, 2020
For a team whose players – and this is a problem dating back to before Solskjaer – struggle to use the ball effectively in tight areas, especially in the final third, it is baffling that Gomes does not get a look in.
This is a player whose locomotion is dizzyingly good. Gomes is capable of turning out of sticky situations and fizzing into the final third in a way that exceeds the likes of Marcus Rashford, Jesse Lingard and even Anthony Martial.
And yet, for whatever reason, he is completely ignored – even in games like these, where his influence would have been felt so strongly. United fans, in turn, are asking a very simple question: why?