Manchester United Football Club have displayed mixed form all season-long. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to get the best out of his players in the big moments – though United have been struggling against the sides they should be beating handily.
Perhaps that’s largely down to the inconsistency of youth. After all, the squad Solskjaer has at his disposal is jam-packed with teenagers and up-and-comers. However, it seems as though two of those guys aren’t fully happy at Old Trafford.
According to James Ducker in The Telegraph, United are facing a growing battle of keeping talented duo, Tahith Chong and Angel Gomes, at the club. The pair are both open to moves away next year, with both able to walk away on free transfers in 2020’s summer.
What’s alarming is that Chong and Gomes would be free to talk to potential overseas suitors in eight days time on January 1st about the possibility of signing on a pre-contract.
According to the report, Chong is attracting interest from Juventus while Real Madrid and FC Barcelona have both been linked with Gomes as they ‘carefully weigh up their options’.
It’s a tricky situation for the club. Let’s be honest, neither have set the world alight when given first-team opportunities this season, though they’re both mightily talented as we saw on pre-season tour.
If they aren’t going to get given first-team minutes here at United, then they have every right to consider their future. The problem is, the Red Devils shouldn’t be bowing down to their demands.
Personally, I’d give Gomes more patience and time, while it feels like Chong needs a loan spell away from Manchester. The problem is I don’t see either player committing to new deals at the Theatre of Dreams.