Manchester United are offering five-star meals on wheels to their stars at home to prevent them from gaining weight, after personal chefs were banned under the rules imposed by Erik Ten Hag’s new strict regime.
- Manchester United will serve five-star food to their players under a healthy kick
- Erik Ten Hag has introduced strict new rules since becoming club manager
- Players used to have their own chefs, but now they follow a unique diet plan
Manchester United are said to be offering their players five-star ‘meals on wheels’ to prevent them from gaining weight during the season.
Several players, including Cristiano Ronaldo and Luke Shaw, used to use their personal chefs, but were blocked by Eric Ten Hag’s strict new rules imposed on Carrington.
Alternatively, club chefs can be booked to cook their own food, before being delivered to their homes, even though many of their big stars own expensive kitchens.
“Some of them are young, live on their own and have more confidence in the court than in the kitchen,” a source told The Sun.
Manchester United will be delivering meals to its stars as part of a new focus on player health
Eric Ten Hag was instrumental in making major changes to Carrington’s food policy
Last month, the club announced a first-team chef, as part of sweeping changes across operations at the Red Devils.
“The facilities at Carrington are now more like a Michelin-starred restaurant rather than an old-fashioned canteen,” the source revealed.
‘There’s even a steak room.’ Players need to stick to their diet so that the chefs are happy to prepare meals and deliver them to any player who wants them.
MailOnline previously reported on Ten Hag’s “five strict new rules” for his United stars, which included a ban on personal chefs, and a strict reform of the food his players eat.
The consumption of alcohol will also be banned during game weeks – which will be heavy and fast during next season with United also in the Europa League.
It is known that the current player Cristiano Ronaldo used his personal chef in the past
Cristiano Ronaldo and Luke Shaw are among the players who have previously used personal chefs
The 52-year-old Dutchman has passed down a string of strict values in line with his approach, which centers around discipline and health checks.
Other rules included requiring players to eat together in training and weekly BMI checks.
Players who are late for training or team meetings will also be asked to go home and drop them off without exception.
Healthy food on the Carrington menu includes a prominent placement of fish and vegetables, with players expected to use the Training Center canteen as their main source of meals.
When at home, these players will still be expected to stick to their personal food plans, hence the club’s delivery service.