Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes is the new kid on the block. He is set to make his senior debut for the team in the final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
He recently won the Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year award – as the youngest recipient in 27 years – and is believed to be one of the biggest prospects of English football.
Marcus Rashford won the award last year and has been wonderful since his move to the senior team. Danny Welbeck, Federico Macheda, Giuseppe Rossi, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs are amongst the winners of the coveted prize.
Gomes had his debut in the under-18 squad at just 14 years. He has been impressive to coaches and staff at the academy. He would have been the one leading England Under-17 in the European Championship final if not for injury that ruled him out.
He fits in comfortably in the Number 10 role and can play well in front of goal. In 19 games, he has scored 12 times and has the potential to do much more. He has been pivotal in the academy team and he is set to enjoy Coach Jose Mourinho’s discretion to play in the senior team which he has been training with. Mourinho could make him the youngest player to represent the club in the Premier League.
Gomes at just 16 years old is showing decent quality already. Nicky Butt even admitted that the academy have high hopes for Gomes due to his technical depth. United have had brilliant youngsters that grew into something spectacular, hopefully Gomes would do same.