Angel Gomes was voted as Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year by Manchester United fans globally after a fantastic season for the Reds’ under-18 side.
Though now injured, Gomes had a stunning first half to the season with both Man United and England under-17s, who he captains.
Unfortunately for Gomes, he missed out on the chance to guide the Young Lions to European Championship glory due to this injury that may yet keep him out for some time. His international teammates, though, including United’s Aidan Barlow, play Spain in the final of the tournament on Friday evening.
“I can’t sum it up really. I’ve obviously been here since the age of 8, it’s a dream come true.” – Angel Gomes
Aged 16, Gomes made 21 appearances (19 starts) for Kieran McKenna’s side, including one in the FA Youth Cup. In those games, he scored 12 goals and created many more.
Gomes is the youngest ever recipient of the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at 16 years and 9 months, taking the record of Mats Møller Dæhli.
The England youngster, who is also eligible to play for Portugal and Angola, will hope he can join the last two winners in the first team squad in the coming years, Axel Tuanzebe (2015) and Marcus Rashford (2016).
Gomes said, on Twitter: “Delighted to be the youngest Jimmy Murphy player of the year thanks for the support everyone I dedicate this to god “