Ole Gunnar Solskjaer addresses Angel Gomes’ future with contract expiry approaching

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted that he does not know whether or not midfielder Angel Gomes will extend his contract at Old Trafford.

The youngster’s future has hung in the balance for the best part of a year, with links to Chelsea in recent months.

But Gomes is out of contract on June 30 and could leave the club on a free transfer.

However, it is thought that the coronavirus pandemic will see a major shift in contract dealings and negotiations.

As part of Project Restart, Premier League clubs voted to temporarily extend the contracts of players who are out-of-contract on June 30 until the end of the season, but it’s not as if Gomes has been part of Solskjaer’s plans this season.

He’s still only 19 but maybe from watching both Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams, seeing the impression they’ve been making in the first-team, Gomes feels left behind or under-appreciated.

The deadline to extend players’ contracts until the end of the season is today — June 23 — and United apparently are none the wiser on Gomes’ situation.

Ahead of the Premier League clash against Sheffield United, Solskjaer said (as quoted by Manchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst): “For me, I’ve not spoken to anyone last night or this morning, so the paperwork and the admin, the meetings that are going on, I can’t update on that.”

There’s something not quite right about this and I’m starting to feel pessimistic about Gomes staying at United. It really shouldn’t take this long to come to an agreement to stay with the biggest club in the world.

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