Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed why Manchester United used to dock his wages during his two years with the club.
The Swede joined United in 2016 as a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and his impact was immediate as he helped the club win the UEFA Europa League and League in the first season.
Ibrahimovic reveals the club used take a pound off his wages for evertime he would take a juice from the min-bar at the various hotels.
“One day I was in the hotel with the team before a game. I got thirsty so I opened the mini-bar and had a fruit juice," Ibrahimovic wrote in his book Adrenaline, as per the Sun.
“We played and then went home. Some time went by. My pay slip arrives.
“Normally I don't look at it. I only do so at the end of the year to see what's come in and what's gone out.
"But that time, I don't know why, I was curious and realised they'd taken a pound off my monthly wage.
“I called the team manager: ‘Excuse me, why have they taken a pound off my salary.’
"The team manager had a look and told me: ‘It was the fruit juice from the mini-bar.’ ‘Are you kidding, seriously?’ ‘No, I'm not. Here, if you order something you have to pay for it.’
“‘Sure, but I didn't go to the hotel on my own accord. I wasn't on holiday. It was my work place.
"I was there for Manchester. If I have to play and I'm thirsty, I have to drink. I can't go on the pitch dehydrated.’
“Can you believe it? A quid? Something like that would never happen in Italy. These are the details that make a difference and earn the respect of the players.”
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