16-year-old attacking midfielder Angel Gomes could become the first 2000-born Manchester United player to feature after training with the first team ahead of Sunday’s Premier League finale against Crystal Palace.

Gomes, voted Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year on Thursday, was one of 10 Man Utd academy graduates training on Friday.

Manager José Mourinho later confirmed in his pre-match press conference that the majority of those training would be involved on Sunday.

Portuguese goalkeeper Joel Pereira is likely to start with Republic of Ireland under-21 man Kieran O’Hara set to be the substitute.

There will probably be debuts for Demi Mitchell at left-back, Matty Willock in central midfield and Josh Harrop on the wing or at number 10.

Scott McTominay is set for his second Man Utd appearance in midfield after his debut against Arsenal as a sub. 


Axel Tuanzebe, named Denzil Haroun Reserve Team Player of the Year, will line-up in central defence.

It is Angel Gomes attracting the headlines though. He has been injured recently and was thought to be out until next season, but his recovery time has fluctuated regularly.

He’s unlikely to start, but could make history from the bench. Zak Dearnley may also get a chance on the wing as a substitute having clearly impressed Mourinho at the under-23s fixture vs Tottenham Hotspur, a 3-2 win, last Monday.

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