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Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly urging Real Madrid to snap up Man United wonderkid 

The Portuguese star has taken a personal interest in Madrid's pursuit of Angel Gomes

If you haven’t heard of Angel Gomes yet, then you soon will. 

The 17-year-old is considered the stand-out player from Manchester United’s latest generation of academy graduates and is hotly tipped to be a big star of the future.


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The young midfielder made his first-team debut for United last season in their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, and looks set to play a part in their Carabao Cup clash against Burton this evening.

But the youngster has seemingly stalled on signing his first professional contract with the club, with rumours circulating that Barcelona and Real Madrid are eyeing him.

Gomes’ situation with United is worryingly reminiscent of Paul Pogba’s, who left the club in 2012 for Juventus only to return four years later for an eye-watering £89million.

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And according to Spanish outlet Don Balon, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken a personal interest in Madrid’s pursuit of Gomes and has urged the club to snap him up ahead of rivals Barcelona.

Reports in Spain say that Ronaldo is eager for the club to sign Gomes and set Barca back in their search to replace the ageing Andres Iniesta in midfield.

Gomes is considered one of the most eye-catching youngsters United have produced since Paul Pogba

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Gomes is considered one of the most eye-catching youngsters United have produced since Paul Pogba

Gomes, who is incidentally the cousin of former United winger Nani, came through United’s academy ranks alongside other recent talents like Axel Tuanzebe and Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

And last season he became United’s youngest first-team player since the fabled Duncan Edwards when he came on for Wayne Rooney against Palace.


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The teenager has already played for England at various age groups and currently represents the Under 18s, although he could one day represent European champions Portugal instead because of his father.

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