Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes believes there is a place there for the taking in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s squad because of the Norwegian’s positive attitude towards promoting young players.

Gomes made his debut in the last Premier League game of Jose Mourinho’s first campaign at Manchester United and was also involved in an FA Cup clash last season as well.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder was part of the travelling squad to Cardiff last weekend and was brought into the game on Boxing Day against Huddersfield for the last ten minutes when Manchester United were 3-0 up.

Considered one of the most talented youngsters to come out of the Manchester United academy in recent years, Gomes was absolutely delighted to hear the huge roar from the Old Trafford faithful when he came on to the pitch.

The young midfielder also feels with Solskjaer keen to provide opportunities to youngsters, there is a place up for grabs in the Manchester United squad for academy graduates.

Gomes told MUTV: “It felt great. It is always nice to come on, especially when you are a young lad, following in the footsteps of some other lads who are progressing well.

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“To come on and hear the crowd cheer you on, was a great feeling.

“The players were happy when I got on and they spoke to me, gave me instructions and I was fine after that.”

Gomes continued: “I and Jimmy [James Garner] travelled in the last game as well, to travel again was an added bonus and to get some minutes it was great.

“United are about bringing youth through and with the new manager and how things are happening, it [a place] is there for the taking really.”