Marouane Fellaini has revealed how Louis van Gaal hits his Manchester United players with heavy fines for turning up just one minute late for team meetings and lunches.
Van Gaal, a renown disciplinarian, hands out fines for being late to the canteen for lunch as Fellaini can testify himself, as well as fining players for bad tackles during matches.
The Dutchman has a reputation in the footballing world for his no nonsense approach to management, and he’s clearly got an iron grip on power at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground.
As Fellaini told the Daily Mirror: “He blew a fuse when a group of 10 of us were one minute late for lunch after training.
“You think a minute is nothing and it wasn’t for training, but for the canteen. But for him it was important. He dished out a few fines.
“That’s what happens to latecomers and even for a red card. You get fined too, for a bad foul.”
No wonder Fellaini is upset - he must be well out of pocket if van Gaal is handing out fines for clumsy challenges during games.
But many Manchester United fans will not care one bit if their manager is a bit of a stickler, as the Dutch boss has the club back on the right track following a nightmare season under David Moyes.
Qualification for Europe
Van Gaal and Manchester United travel to south London to take on Crystal Palace in the Saturday evening fixture this weekend, hoping to further solidify their hold on a qualification spot for next year’s Champions League.
What do you think Manchester United fans - is being one minute late for lunch enough to get fined?