Solskjaer hints at regular role for United starlet


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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has indicated youngster Angel Gomes will be a part of his first-team squad next season.

Gomes, 18, is a product of the Old Trafford academy and managed two Premier League appearances last season. The attacking midfielder impressed for the Under-23 squad with six goals in 16 appearances and has represented England at various youth levels.

Gomes has been involved in pre-season for United and hit the winner in their 2-1 success over Premier League rivals Tottenham in the final game of their tour of Australia, Singapore and China after Lucas Moura had cancelled out Anthony Martial’s opener.

Solskjaer was delighted with his display against Spurs and suggested the teenager could be used more regularly in the coming campaign. “It was a great goal by Angel – a great response,” said Solskjaer, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

“The little boy is bright and sharp. A great finish, so I’m delighted for him because he’s been, since day one, really sharp in pre-season, so we have high hopes for him. All in all, the tour has been very good.”

United are 26.00 to win the Premier League outright next season and 10.00 to win the FA Cup, with Solskjaer’s men rated at 6.00 to win the Europa League.

United open the new season with a home game against Chelsea on August 11 and they are 2.20 to secure all three points. The draw is 3.40 and the Blues are 3.30 to come out on top.

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