Former Aston Villa captain, Gabby Agbonlahor has questioned Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag’s new rule at Old Trafford.
Agbonlahor claimed that it is “strange” that Ten Hag has banned his Manchester United players from using private chefs.
It was reported that Ten Hag has laid down five strict instructions for his Man United players to maintain peak physical fitness.
Some of the rules include having their BMI checked monthly and a ban on alcohol in the leadup to match days.
However, speaking to Football Insider, Agbonlahor was particularly disconcerted by the embargo on private chefs at Man United.
The former England striker said, “I think those rules are quite normal, to be honest. Apart from no private chefs, I feel you would want private chefs. You would want the players to be eating right and a private chef makes them eat right. I don’t understand that.
“I don’t think players would take food from the training ground to eat in the evenings. They would want their partners to cook or a private chef to cook. Everyone knows what the right food to eat is. The private chefs are going to make healthier food than you would do. That’s a strange one.
“The alcohol is a bit normal now. A player might have a glass with a meal on the weekend, but in mid-week, players will not really drink. The leaking to agents is something that has been a problem at Man United. Most of the rules are normal at a club anyway, they are the basics.
“Normally, once a month, they would check your body fat. You would get weighed every Monday to make sure it was right. These are things that have been happening for ten years.”