Manchester United Midfielder Angel Gomes says he looks up to Marcus Rashford after his reported fallout with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 18-year-old has been one of the best players in the Manchester United youth team for the last few seasons but he’s still unable to break into the senior lineup.
The reports doing the rounds in the media states that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer considers him too frail to succeed in the Premier League and he has been ordered to work on his physicality.
Gomes, meanwhile, referenced Lionel Messi as an example of someone who made it at the senior level despite being considered a ‘smaller’ player.
In a recent interview, Angel Gomes, however, accepted that Marcus Rashford has been helping him off the pitch with extra work:
“Marcus Rashford I’d say. I was in digs with him since U12 level through to U16 and a little bit of U18s.
“We grew up together and he’s gone on to be such a big part of the first team. He’s always been someone I’ve looked up to as a role model.
“He’s two age groups above me so I would always see him around, and when we were in digs we’d watch videos of players and that sort of stuff.
“Seeing what he has achieved only makes me want to work harder. I’ve seen him go through the academy and into the first team and he’s done that by working extremely hard.”
Angel Gomes is a brilliant talent who has all the qualities to succeed at the senior level.
The 18-year-old is still young and could yet carve out a bright future at the Old Trafford despite some interest from PSG.
Hopefully he continues in Rashford’s footsteps, knuckles down, works hard and breaks into the senior lineup!