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England ace Marcus Rashford reckons Man Utd could regret losing Angel Gomes.

Man Utd couldn't convince Gomes to sign a new deal at Old Trafford.

Angel Gomes and Tahith Chong of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex. [Getty]
Marcus Rashford believes there is a bright future ahead for Angel Gomes. [Getty]

Rashford reckons United could regret losing Angel Gomes and has backed him to become a top-class player in the future.

England international Marcus Rashford has lauded his former team-mate Angel Gomes and believes the 20-year-old will become a world-class player in the future.

Gomes turned down the opportunity to sign a new deal with Manchester United and decided to seek pastures new in the summer because the Premier League gainst couldn't guarantee him regular playing time.

And, Rashford, a product of the United academy, believes the Old Trafford club might regret letting such an “exciting talent” leave for Ligue 1 club Lille.

Though the French side loaned Gomes to Boavista and he has been enjoying life in the Portuguese top flight.

While speaking to A Bola, Rashford said of Gomes: “It is a pleasure to talk about him, I feel that he is doing very well in Boavista.

“We speak regularly on the phone and have congratulated him several times. It's a good sign. He scored that incredible midfield goal that went viral. A great goal really! But with his talent, nothing surprises me.

“He has incredible skill. Whoever plays alongside him realises that he is an exciting talent.

“Having trained with him since I was very young, it is easy to see his success and to guess his bright future.

“Having him train with us at that time was a great experience and opportunity. I remember that during training he faced us all without fear, always anxious to have the ball.

“We have had similar growth experiences. We lived in the same houses as the club and were on the same development program, aimed at selected players.

“We always got along very well. We lived together for about three years. I was able to provide guidance on my first experiences with the first-team.

“He has everything to reach the top. I’ll always tell you! He plays as an attacking midfielder but personally, I see him as someone who thrives on the pitch with the ball, so he can play in other positions with equal success.

“It is easy to play with him. It was something very natural because he is always looking for a quick pass, which surprises defenders and creates opportunities to score.

“I can thank him for a lot of goals. He's a great team player and one of the things I most hope will happen is to play with him again. It is a wish that I trust will come true!”

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