Daily Express have revealed teenage sensation Angel Gomes could fill the left-back position in the wake of Luke Shaw’s injury. Gomes is a multi-functional attacking midfielder.
Shaw’s injury will be no surprise. Fans are used him being on the treatment table as he hobbled off during last weekend’s EPL encounter. The hamstring issue was confirmed by the Old Trafford medical team.
With the left flank now open for opposition right-wingers to exploit, Manchester United must consider bolstering the defence as soon as possible. There is growing interest among Europe’s elite clubs for Marcos Rojo ahead of the transfer deadline on September 2 and the drastic decline in Ashley Young’s pace is deeply worrying.
While Gomes’ possible new role is yet to be confirmed by the coach, United fans must bear the reality of an absent Anthony Martial for their Saturday trip to Southampton. The France international was seen limping out of Old Trafford at the weekend after receiving a knock following the defeat to Crystal Palace.
However, this development could turn be a blessing in disguise for Alexis Sanchez who has yearned for playing time If this happens, his planned move to Inter Milan could be in tatters.
United may opt to hold onto the Chile international despite his struggling form since his arrival from Arsenal.
Only time will tell what happens with Gomes and Sanchez.