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Man Utd youngster McTominay: Mourinho hammered me in first training session

Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has lifted the lid on his relationship with Jose Mourinho.

McTominay says Mourinho "was amazing for me" at Manchester United - but added the Portuguese did give him a "serious b******ing".

"Jose was amazing for me," McTominay told The Times. "Though when I first came in Jose gave me a serious, serious b******ing.

"I was arguing with one of the first team lads in training and he said 'hey, kid, when you come into the first team, the other players - they have to like you.'

"'You're not a superstar', he said and I drove back to digs thinking 'have I just ruined it for myself? I couldn't believe it.

"I thought 'I hope he knows I don't think I'm a star, I'm the polar opposite.' He probably just wanted to see what I was made of, what sort of lad he had on his hands.

"You're liked by what you do on the pitch and how you are off the pitch and I feel Mourinho saw something in me at a time some people did and some people didn't, and I'm grateful."

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