Gomes visited famous Nigerian pastor T.B. Joshua at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos as a 16-year-old and footage has emerged on social media.
In the video, Gomes can be heard explaining his injury woes to the crowd and how they impacted his development with the Red Devils.
Manchester United's Angel Gomes went to T.B Joshua's church for healing ... pic.twitter.com/QOJAPy181e
- NANA AGYEMANG (@naagyeman6) June 16, 2020
Gomes, now 19, took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to explain the video and told fans to concentrate on 'more important issues', such as teammate Marcus Rashford's current plea for free school meals.
"Regarding the video that has come out from 2016. I am from a Christian family at the time my mum was a fan of the pastor, and she really wanted me to go,' Gomes tweeted.
"I was going through some issues. From the outside looking in it looks crazy, but I was just practicing my faith."
regarding the video that has come out from 2016. I am from a Christian family at the time my mum was a fan of the pastor, and she really wanted me to go. I was going through some issues. From the outside looking in it looks crazy, but I was just practicing my faith.
- Santi Gomes (@agomes_47) June 16, 2020
The former England U-17 captain went on to add: "I didn't really need to explain myself but a lot of people was asking me what the video was about.
"I was young at the time and if my parents thought something was best for me I would do it.
"There are far more important issues out there in the world we can tackle. For example #FreeSchoolMeals #maketheUturn."
In the video with Joshua, Gomes explains that his injury problems were mainly with his hip and groin.
"I've been struggling with injuries," he stated.
"I was having injuries around my hip and groin which was affecting me playing and I also suffered an ankle injury which was affecting me playing and kept me out for a long time.
"These injuries were coming at hard times for me, times when I was having a breakthrough or times when I had to go to a tournament or play in games. These injuries would happen quite frequently."
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