Whenever the Manchester United academy is discussed, the name of 16-year-old Angel Gomes invariably comes up.
One of, if not the most exciting talent in their promising under-18’s side has drawn interest from the likes of Barcelona in recent months and it’s not hard to see why.
Check out his supreme goal against Everton at the Aon Training Complex this morning.
Angel Gomes wow.pic.twitter.com/PN6bBdl6bS
— Liam (@SimplyIbra) 21 January 2017
A clever first touch gave him the space to curl a brilliant strike past goalkeeper Ben Pierce, clattering off the underside of the post on its way.
Despite goals like this and some mightily impressive stats, the London-born attacker is still going to be waiting a while for a call-up to the first team with his wiry frame postponing his surely inevitable rise to Jose Mourinho’s side.
Nicky Butt’s reserves side, however, are struggling for goals this term and despite his tender age, he could make the step-up before the end of the season.
Rory Murphy, Pundit Arena