Who is Angel Gomes, when did he join Man Utd and is he playing against Crystal Palace?

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ANGEL GOMES isn’t an entirely new name for United fans, having made his first senior appearance against Crystal Palace at the end of the 2016/17 season.

He is one of three teenage talents called up by Solksjaer to help United out after a string of injuries against Liverpool.

Gomes has impressed at all age groups
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Gomes has impressed at all age groups[/caption]

Who is Angel Gomes and when did he join United?

The attacking midfielder was born August 31, 2000 – making him just 18-years-old.

He first joined Man United’s youth academy aged six, and developed to become a key member of the Under-18s squad.

Gomes was outstanding at lower levels and earned the award for ‘Premier Cup’s Most Valuable Player’ back in 2015.

He has also demonstrated maturity throughout his career so far, captaining England at both Under-16 and Under-17 level.

On his first-team debut back in 2016, he became first player born in 2000s to make a Premier League appearance.


Will Gomes return to first team football vs Crystal Palace?

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has confirmed that Angel Gomes will be included in Manchester United’s travelling squad for the fixture against Crystal Palace.

He joins fellow youngsters James Garner and Tahith Chong – the three teenagers were withdrawn from their Under-23s Cup tie with Reading.

A spate of injuries has forced the gaffer to call upon the youngsters, who will see this as an opportunity to follow in Marcus Rashford’s footsteps.

Gomes could make his third senior team appearance
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Gomes could make his third senior team appearance[/caption]

Gomes is comfortable playing as an attacking midfielder or slightly deeper
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Gomes is comfortable playing as an attacking midfielder or slightly deeper[/caption]

Does Gomes have a famous relative?

Angel Gomes’s godfather is former United winger and Portugal international Nani, who is says is his idol.

Nani now plays for Orlando City SC in the MLS.

Gomes’s father, Gil Gomes, is a retired Portuguese football player who represented Salford City.

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