Angel Gomes’ phenomenal form has had fans talking.
While United’s exceptional youth academy has always boasted of great talents, not all of them make the cut into the senior team. A variety of factors keep the starlets from making a full mark on regular football at The Theatre of Dreams and in the modern game, it has become increasingly difficult for youngsters to be tethered to one name alone.
Such was the case for Angel Gomes. As a teenager, the pacy forward had fans drooling over him waiting for the day he’d be able to make his mark on the first team.
However, that ascent didn’t occur and Gomes was released earlier this summer. Lille secured his signature and sent him out on loan to Portuguese outfit Boavista and he has been thriving over there.
In their most recent game to none other than league leaders Benfica, the 20-year-old was crucial in bringing about a thumping 3-0 victory.
Firstly, Gomes made himself an easy target inside the box which ensured that he won a penalty which he made no mistake in converting. He then went on to assist his teammate in sublime fashion to double the lead.
Fans could not stop talking about the result on Twitter and the entire affair was rendered even more impressive given how poor a performance was on show during United’s 0-1 loss to Arsenal.
— VSPORTS (@vsports_pt) November 2, 2020
Angel Gomes for Boavista this season:
👥 – 4 appearances
👤 – 4 starts
🥅 – 9 shots on goal
⚽ – 2 goals
🔑 – 10 chances created
🎯 – 2 assists
A solid start to life in Portugal. pic.twitter.com/cpYT4OkJSe
— UtdArena (@utdarena) November 3, 2020
Angel Gomes 🤩
— Rafael Leão (@RafaeLeao7) November 2, 2020
Angel Gomes is gonna be worth a lot in couple years. Just watch..unbelievable talent
— filip 🔰 (@fridhfilip) November 3, 2020
Angel Gomes has 4 assists and 2 goals in 6 games this season 😲 something tells me he is gonna be to us what KDB and salah are to Chelsea pic.twitter.com/lejtL4k0MF
— Takudzwa Ngwenya (@cdfgeneral) November 3, 2020
Angel Gomes’ talent is clear for anyone to see. It still blows my mind that he was so often put in the same bracket as Chong (legitimately one of the worst young attackers I’ve seen at that level) by United. Chong got almost 2x more senior mins and renewed, Angel left for free.
— Tiago Estêvão (@TiagoEstv) November 2, 2020
What makes Gomes’ antics even more exceptional is that he was able to do the same after a spell of injury. If he keeps up this form then he could easily become a recurring creative force with an eye for goal.
As such, it would certainly be quite something to surmise whether United would ever come knocking for his signature again, not too different from what occurred with Paul Pogba.