Angel Gomes became Manchester United’s youngest player in the Premier League era when he appeared off the bench against Crystal Palace on Sunday afternoon.
The 16-year-old replaced club captain Wayne Rooney in the latter stages of Man United’s 2-0 win over the Eagles as Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho selected a youthful XI ahead of Wednesday night’s Europa League final against Ajax.
Gomes took to social media site Twitter on Monday afternoon to post a picture of himself with Rooney from 2007, with the midfielder insisting that ‘dreams can come true’.
As expected, the Man United supporters are excited about a player that made his Under-18s debut at the age of 14, and many have predicted Gomes to become the club’s new number 10 following his short cameo against Sam Allardyce’s team.
It would be a big surprise if Gomes was actually handed Rooney’s number 10 shirt for the 2017-18 campaign, but there is every reason to believe that the teenager could be a future star at Old Trafford.
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