Details emerge of Man Utd’s struggles as young star edges closer to exit

Date published: Monday 11th May 2020 1:35

Manchester United midfielder Angel Gomes is edging closer to an exit from Old Trafford after further disagreements over an extension between club and player, according to a report.

Gomes, who was promoted to the Red Devils’ Under-18s side in 2016, progressed through the academy ranks and made his first-team debut in May 2017.

The London-born 19-year-old has continued to be a consideration for boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this term, although he has been limited to six appearances for the first team in all competitions.

And with his contract set to expire at the end of June, his future has been the subject of speculation, with Chelsea said to be interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge.

United have made attempts throughout the season to agree on extended terms with Gomes but, according to Goal, those attempts have been unsuccessful thus far with time running out to secure his future.

The source says that Gomes was offered a new deal at the start of the season and, despite renewed offers, the Red Devils have been unable to convince the player or his representatives.

Indeed, it was thought there would be more hope given that fellow academy graduate Tahith Chong signed a new deal in March, but that has also failed to persuade Gomes.

 

The Premier League has been suspended since the middle of March and it is unclear yet if the action will resume; it will likely go past June 30 if it does.

In that case, a report has claimed that clubs could offer players a short-term extension to see them through until the revised end date of the season.

United have had a successful season as regards the introduction of young talent – aside from Gomes and Chong being given further chances, Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams have also announced themselves to Solskjaer.

In other news, United captain Harry Maguire has said that Marcus Rashford is the most talented player he has ever played with.

Rashford has scored 19 goals since Maguire’s summer arrival from Leicester.

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