‘I’ve still got massive hopes for him’: Manchester United optimistic they can convince Angel Gomes to stay as Nicky Butt heaps praise on young star
- Angel Gomes is entering the final four months of his Manchester United contract
- He has been unable to agree terms over a new deal and Barcelona are interested
- United are still hopeful of agreeing a new deal and Nicky Butt has praised him
- Gomes has made six appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side this season
Manchester United are still hopeful that Angel Gomes can be persuaded to stay at Old Trafford as he enters the final four months of his contract.
Gomes, 19, has been unable to agree terms over a new deal and will be a free agent in the summer amid interest from Barcelona.
The teenager has only made six appearances this season but United’s head of first-team development Nicky Butt believes he could still have a big future at the club.
Angel Gomes is entering the final few months of his contract as a Manchester United player
United are still optimistic that they can tie the young talent down to a new deal at Old Trafford
‘I’ve still got massive hopes for him,’ said Butt. ‘He’s got a contract dispute at the minute which all players have and I don’t get involved in that. That’s what he does with his agent and the club. That’s personal.
‘The boy trains every day and works hard. His work ethic, the way he approaches training every day, and the way he approaches games whether he’s playing for the reserve-team, U19s, first-team, is spot-on. His talent is unbelievable.
‘Angel has to get the right niche at the right time. If it all comes together then we’ve got one hell of a player on our hands.’
Gomes (centre) trains with United’s first-team ahead of their Europa League tie with Brugge
Nicky Butt (left), United’s head of first team development, has heaped praise on Gomes