Former Manchester United youngster, Angel Gomes, has spoken up for the first time since his much-publicised exit from the club.
The 19 year old left Man United last month, after failing to agree terms on a new deal, and opinions have been divided over his departure.
But Gomes recently took to his Instagram page, to write an open letter to the club and its fans, and expressed gratitude for the memories.
The letter read, “It’s [taken] me a while because it’s not been easy to put my emotions into words. Sadly the time has come to end a beautiful chapter that has been my life for 14 years. Being from Salford, Manchester United is all I have ever known.
“I went from playing on my estate, pretending to be Wayne Rooney to being in the academy and doing the same. [On] May 21, 2017 I made my Premier League debut for the club of my dreams aged 16, replacing the legend himself, Wayne Rooney.
“I want to thank every single individual at the club for the help and encouragement I received, from the very first time I signed at the club. I want to thank all the coaches from every age group that looked after me from six [years old] to now.
“It is time I take the next step in my career, I hope you can all be proud [of] what I go on to achieve. I wish the club and everyone involved the best of luck, you will all be missed more than you can imagine. I also want to thank the fans, your SUPPORT hasn’t gone unnoticed. Once a RED always a RED.”
Gomes has penned a contract with French club, Lille, but will be spending next season in Portugal, on loan with Boavista.