Jose Mourinho has ordered Manchester United players to show up for training on Christmas day at 4pm, ahead of their match against Huddersfield on Boxing Day.
According to Sun UK, the players had been hoping to spend time with their families and loved ones on Christmas day with an earlier training time, which will leave the evening free for them.ADVERTISING
Instead, a source close to the football club revealed that the team would train on Christmas Day at Carrington before going to their hotel, where they will spend the night and eat together.
Sun UK quoted the source as saying, “Under Sir Alex, the players used to train first thing on Christmas Day and then go home and spend time with their family and enjoy a festive dinner.
“But this year, there’s not going to be much fun for them.
“They’ll probably have some pasta before training and then spend Christmas Day evening alone in their rooms at the Lowry.”
The manager is understood to be jetting to Portugal on December 23 to spend time with his family in his homeland before returning by private jet on December 25.
Manchester United, who are currently sixth on the Premier League table, will face Huddersfield at Old Trafford on Boxing Day.
They will play Bournemouth on New Year’s Eve before their trip to Newcastle just two days later.