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Angel Gomes Becomes Manchester United's Youngest Premier League Player

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Angel Gomes Becomes Manchester United's Youngest Premier League Player

Well if my impending 30th birthday didn't make feel old enough the fact that Angel Gomes has just made his debut for Manchester United at the age of 16 has just made me feel somewhat older!

Jose Mourinho made his annoyance that Manchester United have to play a game just three days before the club's Europa League final against Ajax abundantly clear earlier this week.

He followed that up today by proving how little he cares about the match against Crystal Palace today by playing the youngest starting XI in the club's Premier League history.

However another even more impressive record has been taken by Angel Gomes. The teenager has become United's youngest ever Premier League player at the age of just 16 and 263 days. just 4691 days younger than me if you're wondering!


Gomes playing for the England under 16s in August. Image: PA

Gomes' appearance in the second half of the match means he has beaten a record held by an infamous former United player, Federico Macheda. The Italian made his debut with a goal against Aston Villa in 2009 that helped the Red Devils win the league.

Macheda was really old when he made his debut, also at Old Trafford, being aged 17 years and seven months when making his bow.


Image: AngelGomes

Gomes won the club's Jimmy Murphy Youth Team Player of the Year award earlier this week, picking up the award on Thursday. The youngster is the cousin of former United winger Nani but is English.

Gomes replaces former teenage wonderkid Wayne Rooney to make his Manchester United debut:


Speaking exclusively to SPORTbible earlier this season Gomes said about his future, "In five years time, I would like to be playing professionally for Manchester United. Winning titles is huge for me. I want to play international football, play in World Cups and European Championships. I want to be the best player at my age level.

"I set myself high standards and try to push myself to play at the highest level

He's taken an incredible early step!

Just how far do you think Gomes can go in his career?

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