Manchester United have announced that highly-rated midfielder Angel Gomes has signed his first professional contract with the Premier League club.
The Reds Devils, who defeated AFC Bournemouth 1-0 at Old Trafford in the top-flight this evening, have rewarded the 17-year-old for his impressive performances within the club’s youth ranks, and having made his first-team debut inside The Theatre of Dreams against Crystal Palace on the last day of the 2016-17 campaign.
Gomes, who has been with United since the age of six, told the club’s official website, “Manchester United has always been a big part of my life.
“I have been with the club since the age of six and it was a proud moment for me when I made my first team debut.
“This club is renowned for giving home grown players opportunities to progress into the first team and that was a major factor in me signing my first professional contract at this great club.
“I am still young but am looking forward to continuing my development with the help of the coaching staff and I will take every opportunity that comes my way.”
Gomes, who was part of England Under-17s’ World Cup-winning side earlier this year (pictured above), is yet to feature for Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad so far this season, but has scored five goals in 10 games for the Under-18 side and in the UEFA Youth League.
Manager Mourinho added, “I am delighted that Angel has signed his first professional contract with the club.
“I gave him his first-team debut at the end of last season which made him not only the youngest Manchester United player to play in the Premier League era but also the youngest player to represent Manchester United since Duncan Edwards in 1953.”