Manchester United car park staff angry after Old Trafford changes

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This would never have happened under Sir Alex Ferguson.

The legendary Scot knew everybody who worked at Old Trafford and made it his duty to ensure each person on the payroll felt valued, respected and appreciated - from the players to the tea ladies.

Jose Mourinho has only been Manchester United manager for five minutes, so he can be forgiven that he hasn’t got around to solving this particular problem, but the car park staff at the club are really not happy according to the Daily Mail.


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The report claims that staff members have had catering facilities removed from their cabins.

Kettles, fridges, tables, toasters, teabags and coffee have all been stripped from the four cabins located around the car parks.

Source explains why staff are so unhappy

Instead, staff have been informed they must use a new room inside the stadium itself to make themselves refreshments.

But this, understandably, has not gone down well with the staff.

A source told the Mail: “The cabins were a little place you could go to if the weather was awful. People on early shifts would go and make a piece of toast or get a tea or a coffee and it was somewhere you could put your butties.

‘On Wednesday a car turned up and stripped the lot of them. Some of the kettles and toasters weren’t even owned by the club — staff had brought them in themselves. We couldn’t believe it.

“They say we should go to the police room, which has been refurbished, but we only get 20-minute breaks and it takes some of us almost 10 minutes to get there.”

Surely United have the money...

Most of the staff are understood to be on the minimum wage (£7.20 an hour) and the source revealed that morale has sunk to a new low following these latest developments - particularly when the club are busy handing out huge contracts to the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and pondering world-record bids for the likes of Paul Pogba.

“You’re paying the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic £250,000 a week and taking teabags and coffee from staff,” the source continued. “You honestly couldn’t make it up. Morale was bad before but this is something else.”

Staff even have to ask to use the toilet

To add insult to injury, staff have also been told that they must ask permission to use the toilet facilities.

“They used to just cover for each other if one needed to go to the loo,” the source added. “Now, they have to radio the supervisor to request permission for a toilet break. It’s degrading and unnecessary.

“Apparently they want to make it more professional. If taking our teabags and coffee is more professional, I’m Louis van Gaal.”

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