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Man Utd chief Butt: Angel Gomes could be anything

Manchester United academy chief Nicky Butt insists they're not giving up on keeping hold of Angel Gomes.

Gomes, 19, is approaching the last four months of his deal and rejected an offer from United earlier this season.

"I've still got massive hopes for him," Butt told the Manchester Evening News. "He's got a contract dispute at the minute which all players have, and I don't get involved in that. That's what he does with his agent and the club. That's personal.

"The boy trains every day and works hard and his talent is unbelievable. His work ethic, the way he approaches training every day, and the way he approaches games whether he's playing for the reserve-team, the Under-19s, the first-team, is spot-on and he's a very talented boy.

"He's different to players like Scott [McTominay], because they are powerful and they can go an compete at that level. Angel is different. He has to get the right niche at the right time.

"If it all comes together then we've got one hell of a player on our hands."

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