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Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes creates Premier League history as first player born in 2000

Goal.com logo Goal.com 21-05-2017

Manchester United teenager Angel Gomes made Premier League history on the last day of the season, becoming the first Premier League player to be born in the 2000s.

The 16-year-old replaced Wayne Rooney with two minutes left in United's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace to enter his name in the record books.

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Gomes follows up his selection in the NxGn list of the world's best young players by making his Red Devils debut, and was also given the Jimmy Murphy Young Player of the Year award at the club - the youngest ever recipient of the trophy.

The teenager has captained England at both Under-16 and Under-17 level, and joined United at age 13 after growing up in Salford. His father is Portuguese and is related to former Manchester United attacker Nani.

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United academy coach Nicky Butt has expressed his appreciation of the 16-year-old, claiming he stands out even in a talent group of young Red Devils.

"It's ridiculous," Butt told the club's official website last year. "I look at the kids and they're miles better than I was at their age - technically.

"We've got some unbelievable players. Angel Gomes is a young talented player we've massive hopes for."

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