Angel Gomes left Manchester United in the summer but has made a promising impact on loan at Portugal.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford has backed his former teammate Gomes to enjoy a glittering career.
Sadly, it wasn’t to be at Old Trafford as Gomes left his contract expire before signing for Ligue 1 outfit Lille. He was immediately loaned out to Boavista in Portugal.
Gomes has registered three goals and four assist in only five outings which is a smashing record for a young player in a side that is fighting relegation.
What more can he do in that team? His consistency will be challenged over the course of the season but we wish him well.
“It is a pleasure to talk about him, I feel that he is doing very well in Boavista,” Rashford told A Bola. “We speak regularly on the phone and I have congratulated him several times. It’s a good sign.”
Rashford picked out the best goal Gomes scored this season (in his career to date) against Moreirense as being typical of what he can produce.
Gomes’ struck the ball from virtually the halfway line.
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Rashford on Angel: “We speak regularly on the phone and have congratulated him several times. It's a good sign. He scored that incredible midfield goal that went viral. A great goal really! But with his talent, nothing surprises me.” #MUFC [A Bola]
— United Zone (@ManUnitedZone_) November 13, 2020
“He scored that incredible midfield goal that went viral. A great goal really! But with his talent, nothing surprises me,” he said.
“He has incredible skill. Whoever plays alongside him realises that he is an exciting talent.
“Having trained with him since I was very young, it is easy to see his success and to predict that he will have a bright future.
“Having him train with us at that time was a great experience and opportunity. I remover that during training he faced us all without fear, and always wanted to have the ball.
“We have had similar experiences growing up. We lived in the same houses at the club and were on the same development program, aimed at selected players.
“We always got along very well. We lived together for about three years. I was able to provide guidance on my first experiences with the first team.
“He has everything to reach the top. He plays as an attacking midfielder but personally I see him as someone who thrives on the pitch with the ball, so he can play in other positions with equal success.
“It is easy to play with him. It was something very natural, because he is always looking for a quick pass, which surprises defenders and creates opportunities to score.
“I can thank him for a lot of goals. He’s a great team player and one of the things I most hope will happen is to play with him again. It is a wish that I trust will come true!”