Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he “doesn’t look like” the talented young Angel Gomes who will stay with Man Utd.
The highly-skilled 19-year-old, who has been closely associated with Chelsea, went through the Old Trafford Giants Academy and debuted at age 16 in May 2017, becoming the youngest player since Duncan Edwards appeared in the first team. .
But Gomes has only made 10 first-team appearances and contract talks hit a roadblock, and Solskjaer now expects the Man Utd midfielder to leave when his contract expires on Tuesday.
When asked if the 19-year-old would stay at the club, the United boss said: “I have no news, nothing, so it doesn’t seem like it.”
Gomes was part of England’s triumph at the U-17 World Cup in 2017 and 11 days ago, Solskjaer said he expected the teenager to sign a new deal, adding “I hope, from what I understand, it’s not too far away.”
He pushed to clarify whether Gomes was leaving, Solskjaer added: “To be honest, I didn’t hear from them last night or this morning, so it looks like they haven’t managed to agree (an agreement), so the answer is probably short and yes then. “
Although far from being a regular first-team player, Gomes’ departure is a blow to a club synonymous with promoting local talent.
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