Angel Gomes celebrates scoring against Tottenham Hotspur for Manchester United.

Gomes: I can’t describe how it felt to score

Friday 26 July 2019 05:00

Angel Gomes admitted his emotions were indescribable after he scored his first senior goal for Manchester United.

The young midfielder netted a late winner against Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday as the Reds won 2-1 in Shanghai, to continue our 100 per cent record in Tour 2019.

United had led at half-time thanks to Anthony Martial’s 21st-minute strike, which was cancelled out by Lucas Moura in the second period.
Angel celebrated his goal with the United faithful.
With just 10 minutes remaining, and the game seemingly set for penalties, Gomes picked the ball up on the edge of the area, exchanged a one-two pass with Juan Mata before slotting a decisive finish past Paulo Gazzaniga in the Spurs goal.

“I can’t describe how it felt,” Angel told MUTV after the match. “As soon as it went in I just wanted to celebrate with the fans - that’s why I slipped!

“This is my second tour now, but it’s my first goal. When I got the chance to come on I wanted to stamp my authority and show what I can do,” he added.
Gomes’s late winner maintained the Reds’ record of having an Academy graduate either net or assist all of United’s Tour 2019 goals to date.

He was relieved to have followed in the footsteps of James Garner and Mason Greenwood, after his youthful colleagues netted their maiden first-team goals against Perth Glory and Leeds United.

“I got a bit of stick off the players because a few different Academy players had scored, so I had to make sure I scored too,” said Gomes.

“It shows what the club are trying to do by bringing the youth products through and our stats are amazing [in pre-season].”
The victory in Shanghai was the final game on the long-haul leg of Tour 2019, following the wins against Perth and Leeds in Australia and Saturday’s 1-0 triumph over Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup in Singapore.

As the Reds prepared to head back to Manchester, Gomes reflected on the schedule so far.

“We’ve had a great tour and the team has gelled well,” he said. “The new signings have gelled well, everything the coaches have told us has come off and we’re just buzzing to get the season started.”

As with all our pre-season games, Kristiansund v United in Oslo on Tuesday 30 July (18:00 BST) will be shown live on MUTV.