Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes has admitted he is excited at the prospect of establishing himself within the first team, something he has worked towards his entire life.
The 19-year-old became the youngest player to wear the Manchester United shirt back in 2017, coming on as a substitute for Wayne Rooney to make his debut against Crystal Palace aged just 16 years and 293 days old, making a further four appearances since, including two this season.
However, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seemingly turning to youth as part of his massive rebuild, some United fans have called on the Norwegian to give the England U20 international plenty more opportunities going forward, with the U17 World Cup winner admitting he is hoping to ‘impose’ himself when given the chance.
“It’s something I have worked for my whole life,” Gomes told MUTV.
“I really don’t want to just see myself as a young player coming up now. I want to impose myself and impose what I can do, and not just show the fans but show the club what I am here for really.
“It’s what we’re trying to achieve (becoming a first-team player). We’re there now in the first team and it’s how you’ve got to think. It’s exciting times.
“Obviously, I grew up here, all my life, and just being here is amazing for me really. Being in the first team is something I’ve worked for and I’m slowly realising it.”
Surprisingly though, Gomes is not expected to be in the 18 man squad for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie against Rochdale having not been pictured arriving at the team hotel.