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Report: Stiff fines for Manchester United trio after post-loss partying

Apr 14, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

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There are plenty of ways to mourn the end of a UEFA Champions League campaign, but the decision by Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverley and Ashley Young to hit the pubs and clubs after Manchester United’s quarterfinal ouster at the hands of Bayern Munich has put them in hot water.

Manchester United manager David Moyes has reportedly fined the trio at least one week’s wages in addition to giving them extra training after the three were caught out on the town mere hours after losing to Bayern.

From The Daily Mail:

The England internationals were photographed in Manchester city centre partying early into last Friday morning after returning from Munich on Thursday.

Manager David Moyes is understood to have called the three in for talks yesterday at United’s Carrington HQ before making them do extra training away from the rest of the first-team squad. All three players have been fined, although it is unclear whether they have been fined one or two weeks’ wages.

Every move made by Moyes is under the microscope and, while plenty of folks will think it fine for United players to let off some steam, the manager is certainly well within his rights to punish players dumb enough to get their antics caught on camera. As he’s constantly compared with Sir Alex Ferguson, certainly this will be a comparison he’s met with flying colors.

  1. dfstell - Apr 14, 2014 at 7:58 PM

    Sure to endear him to the players. It’s his fault that the players won’t have another Champion’s League game for 18 months (at least).

  2. jrocknstuff - Apr 14, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    Right, the blame lay solely on his shoulders. Nevermind that the back line is too old and slow, and the midfield lacked any type of creativity until the addition of Mata. Put no blame on the players for their performance. Lets blame every result directly on Moyes. That’s the easy way out, but the truth is Sir Alex saw the writing on the wall. This group of players just isn’t up to snuff. Get rid of Evra, Valencia, Vidic, Smalling and more and rebuild.

  3. egb234 - Apr 15, 2014 at 1:42 AM

    In England they call it “extra training?” Does anyone else think that’s funny?

  4. scrummymustard - Apr 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM


    The blame is def not solely on his shoulders, but he has made some awfully puzzling decisions as a manager.

    27.5 mil on the hack other wise known as Fellaini, terrible squad selection and the absolute elementary football that was played for the first 3/4 of a season….etc

    It says a lot when Everton are 9 points ahead of us in the table………mind boggling really.

    Klopp to ManU and I will be ecstatic.

  5. zxlaa - Apr 16, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    That the players were willing to go out on the town says a lot about their lack of respect for the club. Act like a pro and you’ll probably be treated like one. Act like an idiot and you’ll pay for your stupidity.

  6. anthonydaygrandin - Apr 16, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Oh Manchester (Oh Manchester)
    It’s full of sh**, it’s full of sh**
    Oh Manchester is full of sh**
    It’s full of sh**, sh** and more sh**
    Oh Manchester is full of sh**

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