The Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern might have to start taking their own chairs to Old Trafford soon.
Our landlord has come through with a right corker of a story today – and it might be the most ridiculous thing we’ve heard all week.
Man Utd have seemingly taken the £89 million loss from the purchase of Paul Pogba quite badly – could this be a desperate attempt to recoup their losses?
Now, United might be worth a sizeable amount of money, but it would seem that even the smallest expense could have huge ramifications for the club.
According to the Sun, Manchester United players have been BANNED from swapping shirts this season, with the club keen to ensure that yearly shirt rations are upheld.
Each player is reportedly limited to just FOUR shirts per season, despite the club having recently signed a major kit sponsorship deal with Adidas.
Everyone here in the Tavern is well aware that shirt prices have gone up over the last few years – but surely this is taking it to another level?
Jose Mourinho often talks about going to war with his players – but rationing is taking it a little bit far. Especially when some of the players are earning a hundreds of thousands of pounds every week.
Maybe next week we’ll be telling you how Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been given a fine because he forgot to switch the light off in the Old Trafford dressing room?
Unfortunately for Man Utd, the maths on this one just don’t add up. The players would have to swap a cool 2 million shirts in order to recoup the Pogba money…So we think they might have to look at cutting costs elsewhere too.
Better keep that light off, Zlatan…
Man Utd fans – Can you make sense of this? Are you looking forward to your half-time drink going up to £25 per pint?
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