Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken a “dim view” of Angel Gomes’ concerns about a pathway into the first team, according to reports.
Gomes is the only one of United’s senior academy graduates not to have penned extensions at the club over the past 18 months, with the likes of Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams all committing to a future at Old Trafford.
Despite United offering Gomes a new deal earlier in the season, club and player have been unable to agree on terms, with the 19-year-old entering the final month of his current contract.
According to the Manchester Evening News, the midfielder has doubts over whether he will make it in Solskjaer’s side, amid continued reports about the Norwegian’s plans to bolster his ranks with exciting young talent.
United have been heavily linked with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho, 19, who would slot straight into the first team.
Birmingham teenager Jude Bellingham has also been linked, the 16-year-old being invited on a tour of United’s Carrington training complex earlier this year and reportedly being promised a senior role.
As such, the newspaper claims that Gomes is uncertain over whether he should stay or look to progress his career elsewhere.
Chelsea have been credited with interest in the London-born teenager, although Frank Lampard’s side are also said to have their concerns about a move for him.
Lampard has brought 18-year-old Billy Gilmour into the fray impressively this term, while also giving a first-team debut to Tino Anjorin, also 18, in the Blues’ last match before the season was brought to a halt.
Reports have claimed that Lampard is concerned that bringing Gomes to Stamford Bridge would disrupt the progress of his exciting talent.