Solskjaer says he's working to convince Angel Gomes to stay at Manchester United
When Tahith Chong signed a new contract this week, many of the responses from Manchester United supporters were asking whether Angel Gomes would follow suit.
Three days on and we continue to wait for Gomes to re-commit on his deal which runs out this summer.
Yesterday he looked the picture of happiness in training as the team prepared in Manchester before flying out to LASK. Gomes was among the travelling squad.
Solskjaer was quizzed about Gomes in his press conference after landing in Austria.
He told the club website: “With Tahith, we’re very happy that he can see his future here and we can see a very good player there and we’ll give him the time that he needs to develop.
“That’s the same with Angel, we hope that we can convince him that both in the near future and the long future, he’s a Man United player.”
The best way is the obvious way
The best way to convince Gomes he has a future at United is to show he has one right now.
The youngster has failed to make United’s matchday squad on too many occasions this season.
Under-23 football looks beneath him at this point, he is a special talent and he needs to be tested at a higher level.
With Jesse Lingard not travelling to LASK due to injury, Gomes will have increased hope of being included on the bench.
United are trying to convince him to stay, but currently offering him very little.
His last first team appearance was a 10 minute stint in a win over Norwich on January 11.
Gomes has been able to play only two under-23 fixtures since, in which he has a goal and assist, and made United’s first team bench only once.
Solskjaer is likely have to start offering him more if he is to commit his future, as the United boss wishes.
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