Angel Gomes' Individual Highlights For Boavista Show Manchester United Made A Huge Mistake Letting Him Leave
Angel Gomes was released by Manchester United in the summer after his contract expired at Old Trafford and a new deal could not be agreed.
The England youth captain and Under 17 World Cup winner became the youngest United player since Duncan Edwards when he made his debut against Crystal Palace in 2017, aged 16 years and 263 days.
However, he only managed to make a further nine appearances for the Red Devils and after his departure in the summer, signed a five-year deal with French outfit Lille.
He was then loaned out to Boavista in Portugal, where he's been in sensational form so far. The 20-year-old has scored three goals in five appearances from the attacking midfield position and has also weighed in with four assists.
Gomes registered a hat-trick of assists on his debut for the club and scored perhaps the Liga NOS goal of the season when he unleashed a stunning strike from the halfway line against Moreirense.
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His highlights from his spell at Boavista show that Gomes, son of former Portugal Under 21 international Gil Gomes and godson to ex United and Portugal winger Nani, is a serious talent.
The pint-sized number ten looks full of confidence and has not been afraid to pull out a slew of audacious flicks and passes.
United could well rue the decision to let him go for nothing having seen just well he's been performing in a new environment.
Fellow United academy product Marcus Rashford speaks to Gomes regularly and has been impressed but not surprised by his showings in Portugal.
The United No.10 hopes that the two will play alongside one another once again.
Rashford told A Bola: "He has everything to reach the top. I'll always tell you! He plays as an attacking midfielder but personally I see him as someone who thrives on the pitch with the ball, so he can play in other positions with equal success.
"It is easy to play with him. It was something very natural, because he is always looking for a quick pass, which surprises defenders and creates opportunities to score.
"I can thank him for a lot of goals. He's a great team player and one of the things I most hope will happen is to play with him again. It is a wish that I trust will come true!"
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