He has since made 10 senior appearances for the Red Devils, and is reportedly on the verge of signing a contract extension which will see him remain at Old Trafford beyond the summer.
However, a two-minute clip of the English playmaker has surfaced on social media which serves as clear evidence of his fitness struggles just before his breakthrough.
Gomes can be seen opening up on his injury problems while attending T.B. Joshua’s Synagogue Church of All Nations in Nigeria.
The teenager explained why he sought out the prophet after being advised by his parents, as he states in the video: “My name is Angel Gomes, I’m from Manchester. I’m sixteen.
“I play for Manchester United Football Club. And I’ve been struggling really with injuries.