19-year-old playmaker left Man Utd after failing to agree on new contract
Red Devils have confirmed that Angel Gomes has left the Theatre of Dreams after failing to agree on terms over the deal extension, though wished him good luck for his future career.
U20 England international, who is highly thought of at Man United and captained the side at various youth levels, is believed to have rejected a salary offer of nearly £30,000-a-week and wanted assurances over game time.
Angel’s departure will have taken few by surprise, particularly after Mason Greenwood who came through the youth ranks with him dedicated his goal against Brighton on Tuesday to his now-former partner.
Although the Norwegian manager and Red Devils wanted to keep Gomes, they hold no ill will towards him over his decision and thanked him for his time at the Old Trafford in a statement released on Wednesday.
Red Devils statement read: ‘Man United can confirm that Angel Gomes has not taken up the offer of a new contract and has, therefore, left the club.’
‘Gomes joined Man United at a very young age and worked his way through the ranks before becoming the first player born in the 2000s to represent the first team, as a substitute for Wayne Rooney in the final game of the 2016/17 campaign, against Crystal Palace.’
‘It meant he became the youngest player since Duncan Edwards to make his senior debut for the club, soon after being awarded the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award.’ Englishman is rumoured to have received a horde of offers from clubs across Europe and he is expected to announce his next move in the coming days.