Manchester United fans react to Angel Gomes’ move to Lille

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United fans couldn’t wrap their heads around the latest news surrounding Angel Gomes as it was confirmed he signed for Lille.

That part of the transfer wasn’t confusing but what was is that he was subsequently sent out on loan to Boavista.

United supporters were led to believe Gomes refused to stay at the club as he was in search of first-team football.

That was a fair enough ambition but to end up getting loaned out nonetheless seems a little strange.

Fans feel he could’ve just stayed with the Red Devils and have been loaned out to wherever he desires until he was ready for first-team football.

Gomes would argue he needed a fresh change and Manchester United may not necessarily have guaranteed he would be loaned out.

While the club took a bit to get to the negotiation table, when they did get there it seemed as though they did all they could to hold onto him.

Gomes appeared to be ultimately unimpressed by the offer and decided to leave for free at the end of his current deal.

Lille are known for their development of youth so he’s clearly in good hands but there’s naturally a case of ‘but why?’ going on in the heads of many fans.

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