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Former Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic has revealed which two players used to anger their team-mates because they were always late to training.
The 35-year-old joined the Red Devils from Chelsea back in 2017 and left for Roma in 2022.
He currently plys his trade in France for Rennes, but in a recent interview has looked back on his time in the Premier League, highlighting the differences between the standards at Chelsea and United.
Speaking to YouTube channel YU Planet, he revealed: ‘At Chelsea, players acted professionally, they were punctual and were never late for training but at United it happened almost every day.’
The Serbian continued to name the two players who would ‘always be late’ and discussed how ‘angry’ it would make the other players.
Nemanja Matic has revealed which two players used to anger their team-mates at Man United
The midfielder revealed that players would be late to training at United more often than Chelsea
He revealed that a disciplinary committee was set up due to the frequency of lateness
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‘Among the players who would always be late were Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho and couple of other players,’ he continued.
Matic’s midfield partner Pogba left the club alongside the Serbian and returned to Juventus on a free transfer.
However injuries have impacted his game time and he’s struggled to overcome the issues.
Sancho, on the other hand, remains a Man United player but has fallen out with manager Erik ten Hag in recent months and is down the pecking order at Old Trafford.
It appears that the winger will follow his former team-mates out the door if Ten Hag is to remain in charge, with a potential reunion with Pogba on the cards.
Matic went into detail about his disciplinary committee as they collected money from those who were late to training.
‘The rest of us who were always on time were angry so we decided to form a kind of an internal disciplinary committee with me serving as its president’.
However, the Covid-19 outbreak meant that the money could not be used for a celebration.
He continued: ‘I put a sheet of paper up on the wall where I documented the names of individuals arriving late. During one particular season we collected around £75,000 in fines.
‘We had planned to use the money to throw a party in London but we didn’t due to the Covid outbreak.’