Former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes has signed for Ligue 1 side Lille after rejecting a new deal to remain at Old Trafford.
Gomes was at United’s academy from the age of six and became the youngest player the club has fielded since Duncan Edwards when he made his debut against Crystal Palace in 2016.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, the 19-year-old grew increasingly frustrated by a lack of game time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer before his release this summer.
The England youth international made just three starts for the first-team this term, all of which came in the Europa League group stages.
And Sky Sports have confirmed that Gomes has finally chosen his next club, with the youngster signing a five-year contract at Lille.
But Gomes has been immediately loaned out by the French club and will spend the 2020/21 season in Portugal with Boavista.
Gomes spoke out about his 13 years at United on Tuesday, thanking everyone involved in the club and wishing them the best of luck for the future.
Read Gomes’ heartfelt message to United supporters via his official Instagram account below:
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It’s took me a while because it’s not been easy to put my emotions into words. Sadly the time has come to end a beautiful chapter that has been my life for 14 years. Being from Salford, Manchester United is all I have ever known. I went from playing on my estate, pretending to be Wayne Rooney to being in the academy And doing the same. May 21st 2017 I made my premier league debut for the club of my dreams aged 16 replacing the legend himself ‘Wayne Rooney’. I want to thank every single individual at the club for the help and encouragement I received, from the very first time I signed at the club. I want to thank all the coaches from every age group that looked after me from 6 to now. To all the kit men, Kath the receptionist, The media team, the security, the staff at the cliff, the staff at Littleton road, the staff at Carrington to the cleaners, you all played a part in getting me to where I am today. It is time I take the next step in my career, I hope you can all be proud off what I go on to achieve. I wish the club and everyone involved the best of luck, you will all be missed more than you can imagine. I also want to thank the fans, your SUPPORT hasn’t gone unnoticed. Once a RED always a RED 🔴🔴🔴 UTID Angel Gomes