Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has certainly had a December to forget following news that he has been banned from serving Manchester United’s Christmas dinner.
He recently masterminded his team’s 2-1 loss to league leaders Manchester City thus putting the Citizens 11 points clear of his side before taking centre stage in the ‘Milkgate’ row.
It is customary at Old Trafford for the manager to serve the festive meal.
Ex-managers like Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal had previously giving the players their food.
However it will not be the case for Portuguese tactician Mourinho this year according to the Sun after head chef Mike Donnelly insisted that his staff serve the meals when the players sit down at Carrington next Friday.
A close source to the club told The Sun that: “The United Christmas lunch used to be one of the highlights of the year, with the players enjoying being served by the people who usually bark the orders at them.”
“But this year the head chef has took matters into his own hands and told the manager and his team that they won’t be serving the food.
“The problem is when the management do it, they pile the plates high and loads of food ends up wasted in the bin. When you’re cooking for 200-odd people, that’s a lot of time, effort and money going straight into the bin.” the source concluded.[tps_header][/tps_header]