5 ft 5 creative whizz gives Solskjaer something to ponder after England masterclass

Manchester United prodigy Angel Gomes has given Ole Gunnar Solskjaer something to think about after scoring twice during England U20s 2-2 draw against Italy in Parma.

The 19-year-old is one of the many youngsters that have been inducted into the Norwegian’s side this season after a summer transfer period that saw two attackers and a midfielder leave without being sufficiently replaced.

United signed Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James but their lack of depth has been exposed by a number of injuries to key players including Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial.

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As it stands, Solskjaer has relied on Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata to fill the creative void this term. So far, the pair have accumulated more yellow cards (3) than they have goals and assists combined – needless to say, something needs to improve.

The 5 ft 5 creative whizz has 26 goals and 15 assists in 61 appearances for United at U18 and U23 level, and while he’s yet to directly contribute in the senior squad, the current situation is that dire, we’re already getting to the stage where Solskjaer may need to rely on youthful exuberance to pull his side out of a rut that has since them score twice in five games.

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