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Angel Gomes: Former Man Utd youngster shines on Boavista debut

The tricky winger was deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford but has made a bright start to life in Portugal

10:00am on Sunday 20th September 2020
Paul Macdonald

Former Manchester United youngster Angel Gomes made a real impression on his competitive debut for Boavista, recording two assists in their 3-3 draw with CD Nacional on Saturday.

But how did Gomes play overall?

📷 Gomes: Match Snapshot

Some statistics providers have granted Gomes three assists, not two, for the match. And he did all of the groundwork for the opening goal, cutting across the pitch to play a pass into the feet of Gustavo Sauerbeck. But his team-mate, Jorge Benguche, got the slightest of touches on the way through to take the assist away from Gomes.

ASSIST ⏱️ 45' But just before half-time he finally got his name on the assist sheet, with a sublime flick around the corner into the path of team-mate Ricardo Mangas, who lashed into the far corner in emphatic style.

ASSIST ⏱️ 65' And he recorded another one on 65 minutes, running fully 50 yards before rolling to the edge of the area for Sauerbeck to sweep calmly into the net.

Gomes was always involved in the contest, making 40 passes, of which 22 went into the final third (more than any other player), meaning he was very much on the front foot in his berth in the Boavista attack.

CD Nacional 3-3 Boavista: Player Ratings, Match Stats and Player Stats

〽️ Gomes: Rating Week-on-Week


Gomes' last outing for which he received a rating was all the way back in November of last year, when he got a 6.9 for his display in Manchester United's 2-1 Europa League loss against Astana. Here, his 7.9 Rating was a significant improvement for a player who has room to grow.

🗝️ Key Stats

Gomes match stats

FC Rating7.9
Mins Played81
Passes In Final Third22Rank #1
Assists2Rank #1
Touches In Box2

Gomes: What Next?

Gomes cancelled his contract with Manchester United over the summer and signed a five-year deal with Ligue 1 side Lille, who immediately farmed him out to Boavista on loan.

The player has already made a significant impression in the Primeira Liga and Lille will be hoping they have a player returning next season who has plenty of minutes under his belt.

It didn't work out at United but there's still plenty of talent there, and he's getting the chance to show what he can do.


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