Rio Ferdinand also weighed in on the Diego Costa drama, branding the striker a ‘liability’ and ‘petulant baby’.

Speaking to BT Sport, the former United defender let off some steam about the Spain international, bemoaning the player’s theatrics and tendency to dive.

As someone who has only recently retired, you can tell the Englishman is frustrated by Costa’s antics, knowing exactly how unsporting this kind of behaviour is.

Ferdinand was another player who found it hard to keep his cool on the pitch, which is probably why he can empathise with Gabriel’s reaction more than most.

Watch Rio’s comments in their entirety below.