Angel Gomes was a young player known to Manchester United supporters long before he became the club’s youngest ever player in 2016.

His Premier League appearance against Crystal Palace has only been followed up with one first team appearance since, in the FA Cup against Yeovil last season.

There is a possibility he could be involved in the Carabao Cup match with Derby County tonight.

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Gomes has stated his case early on this season for opportunities, and regardless of whether he is involved against the Rams, he is doing everything right.

New responsibility

Gomes has begun this season in fantastic form for the under-23s.

He has three goals and two assists in six matches, and one goal in one under-19 UEFA Youth League game.

He scored the winner for the under-19s, and is contributing almost a goal a game with either a goal or assist.

Last season Gomes was used mainly in the under-18s, in which his overall record stood at 15 goals and seven assists in 26 matches.

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The step up to the under-23s has not phased him one bit, and a week ago against Reading he was even made team captain with Regan Poole on the bench.

The attacking midfielder provides the dynamism the first team have been lacking.

It is only a matter of time before he makes the breakthrough.

In the mean time he is gaining valuable experience and rising to every challenge.

His message to Jose Mourinho is clear. Call on him, and he will be ready.

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