Speaking to Sportbible about how he suffered a hairdryer treatment from Jose Mourinho at Man United, Angel Gomes said: “I've never actually told this story before but one time, [Mourinho] took me to a cup game with the first team after I'd played with the Under 21s.
“We were at the dinner table and he's come around speaking to everyone. He then looks at me and says, ‘I am f****d with you’.
“He was saying, ‘You were doing this and doing that but you should have done this and that’... and this was in front of the whole squad as well.
“I'd had b*****kings in my time but not from the big boss. I just wasn't expecting it. I was taken aback. He eventually finished shouting and carried on with what he was doing.
“I was stuck to my seat. Eventually some of the lads came over and said, "don't worry, just ignore him, he's trying to get a reaction from you. This is how he is.
“I was only young so in my head I was thinking, ‘F***, he hates me’. I went back to my room and rang my dad. I was nearly crying.”
Gomes left Man United in 2020, a few years after Jose Mourinho had already been sacked by the club. However, it was Jose who gave him his senior debut at Old Trafford and quite a few opportunities in the 2017/18 season.
Angel is currently playing for Ligue 1 club Lille and helped them win the Trophee des Champions (France's FA Cup) last season.