- Title: Solskjaer expects teenager Gomes to leave United
- Date: 29th June 2020
- Summary: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MARCH 28, 2019) (REUTERS) SOLSKJAER ARRIVING AT TRAINING SESSION
- Embargoed: 13th July 2020 13:50
- Keywords: Angel Gomes Manchester United Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Premier League
- Location: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK AND NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN
- City: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK AND NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA003CKF9KQN
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- Story Text:Manchester United's highly-rated teenage midfielder Angel Gomes is set to leave Old Trafford after failing to agree a new contract, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Monday (June 29).
Solskjaer had been hopeful that Gomes, who has been linked with Chelsea in the British media, would sign a new contract but told a news conference there was no update on the situation and the 19-year-old's current deal expires on Tuesday.
United travel to Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday in a bid to extend an 14-match unbeaten run across all competitions and improve their chances of a top-four Premier League finish.
With seven league matches remaining, Solskjaer believes his players are finally translating his ideas onto the pitch as they look to clinch a Champions League qualification spot.
"I think there's many teams in that battle for third and fourth, you've got Leicester, Chelsea, us, you've got Wolverhampton doing really well. Of course I'm sure Tottenham and Arsenal and Sheffield United still want to put a run together and put a challenge in there," added Solskjaer, whose United side are in sixth place, five points behind fourth-placed Chelsea.
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