Angel Gomes made his second ever first team appearance for Manchester United on Wednesday afternoon as we beat Huddersfield 3-1.
After being given his debut by Jose Mourinho at the end of the 2016-17 season, the youngster has only played in one game since, which was just the two minutes he got at the end of our 4-0 win over Yeovil last season.
It says something about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans going forward that Gomes was given 10 minutes in just his second game in charge.
Gomes has revealed what our new manager said to him before coming on.
He told me enjoy myself get on the pitch. He said to come inside and get on the ball and get as many touches as you can and enjoy the atmosphere and I tried to do that coming on and it was a great experience.
Of course it’s just the start. It was good me and Jimmy travelled last game too, so to travel again and to get some minutes was an added bonus. I think United is about bringing youth through and I think with the new manager and how things are going it’s there for the taking really.
He’s a legend at the club and the fans will get behind him because of the things he won at the club and how great of a player he was. For me to learn from a manager like Solskjaer is great for me and the other younger lads because growing up we were watching him. It’s a great feeling. It’s just the start for me whichever team I’m playing for whether it is the reserves, the youth league, the first team, I will give it my all and I will just take each opportunity as it comes really.