Reports from Mirror Sport are confirming that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has been banned from serving Manchester United’s Christmas dinner.
It is a club tradition at Old Trafford for the manager to serve the festive meal, with Sir Alex Ferguson and Louis van Gaal previously giving the players their food.
A United insider told The Sun: “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.”
Mourinho takes his side to West Brom on Sunday afternoon following their victory over Bournemouth at Old Trafford in midweek.
United are 11 points off the title pace as they bid to hunt down runaway leaders Manchester City.