Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plots Carrington area revamp to give Man Utd stars separate dinner queue

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OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER hopes his players will get their hands on silverware and cups as quickly as possible — in his new-look restaurant at Carrington.

One of the Norwegian’s first acts after landing the Manchester United job on a permanent basis was to revamp the dining area at the club’s training HQ.

New permanent Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to give his players their own queue in the Carrington canteen
New permanent Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer plans to give his players their own queue in the Carrington canteen
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He decided to introduce a serving station exclusively for his first-team squad so they can cut out the queues.

The new system means the likes of Paul Pogba and David De Gea will waste no time in grabbing their knives and forks and tucking in.

And Solskjaer, 46, hopes the change will help ensure the club are dining at Europe’s top table in the Champions League again next season.

The former Molde manager was concerned about the amount of time his stars were spending waiting for lunch after a gruelling morning session.

Up to 200 staff work at the complex in South Manchester and many of them also get their meals in the same restaurant.

It’s just a small change but something Ole felt needed to be done and he’s sure it will be effective.


Manchester United source

By the time the Red Devils superstars reached the front of the queue, much of the best food they needed had gone — meaning more had to be prepared.

Solskjaer’s new system means they can come in and grab themselves a plate of pasta or an omelette from their station in double-quick time.

It will be prepared exactly to their tastes by on-site chefs Mike and Joffrey.

The change has yet to be fully implemented — but seems certain to get the thumbs-up from the players.

They will carry on eating with the rank and file staff as Solskjaer wants the whole staff to feel part of the club.


A United source said: “It’s all about making sure the players can eat as soon as they can after training.

“They can get their pasta quickly, eat and then get back to work in the gym, rather than spending a while queueing and waiting around.

“It’s just a small change but something Ole felt needed to be done and he’s sure it will be effective.”

Players, coaches and staff all eat together at the club's training ground to emphasise the family, united atmosphere
Players, coaches and staff all eat together at the club’s training ground to emphasise the family, united atmosphere
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