Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says it “doesn’t look like” highly-rated teenager Angel Gomes will be staying at Manchester United.
The 19-year-old came through the Old Trafford giants’ academy and made his debut aged 16 in May 2017, becoming the youngest player since Duncan Edwards to feature for the first team.
But Gomes has only made 10 first-team appearances and contract talks reached an impasse, with Solskjaer now expecting the United midfielder to leave when his contract expires on Tuesday.
Asked if the 19-year-old would be staying at the club, the United boss said: “I’ve got no news, nothing, so it doesn’t look like it.”
Gomes was part of England’s Under-17 World Cup triumph in 2017 and 11 days ago Solskjaer was still hopeful that a deal was “not too far away”.
Pushed to clarify if Gomes was leaving, Solskjaer added: “To be honest, I’ve not heard from them last night or this morning, so it seems like that they haven’t managed to agree (a deal), so the answer is probably short and yes then.”
“He came on and looked sharp again against Norwich, against Sheffield United he missed one or two chances but the goals he created I think is what we’re focusing on.
“I think Marcus is on his way to the best season ever at Man United, so, for me, I’m just looking forward to him getting more and more minutes. He’ll definitely score a goal soon.”
Rashford looks set to start when United return to Premier League action at Brighton on Tuesday, having required extra-time to overcome Norwich 2-1 in Saturday evening’s FA Cup quarter-final.
That win extended their unbeaten run to 14 matches in all competitions ahead of the trip to the Amex Stadium, where United have lost both their previous clashes with the Seagulls.