Sir Alex Ferguson forced player to sell Bentley after arriving to training in supercar



Posted Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk

Former Manchester United forward David Bellion once recalled the time that Sir Alex Ferguson forced a United player to sell his supercar after driving it to training

Sir Alex Ferguson once forced a Manchester United player to sell his Bentley after arriving at training in the supercar.

The legendary Scottish manager won 13 Premier League titles during his 27 years as manager at Old Trafford and was known to have instilled a 'fear factor' amongst his players.

Former United forward David Bellion recalled back in 2017 how Ferguson once made one of his teammates sell his Bentley after driving it to training one morning.

Wayne Rooney has also previously revealed how Ferguson would not allow players aged under 25 to own a sports car while he was manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson forced player to sell Bentley after arriving to training in supercar
Sir Alex Ferguson made a player sell his Bentley

Speaking to The Sun in 2017, Bellion discussed the unnamed player who drove a Bentley to United training, saying: “Sir Alex made him sell it immediately.

“I drove to Carrington in an Austin Mini for nearly a year even though I had a Mercedes at home.

“Sir Alex didn’t like young players getting above themselves. He hated anyone showing their wealth before they had done anything in life or the game.”

United record goalscorer Rooney had previously told talkSPORT about Ferguson's rule that banned players younger than 25 from having a sports car.

Sir Alex Ferguson forced player to sell Bentley after arriving to training in supercar
David Bellion spent three years at Manchester United (Image: GETTY)

"When Alex Ferguson was there, if you were under 25 then you couldn't have a sports car," Rooney revealed.

"It is little things like that to have that discipline which the older players can help with."

Bellion spent three years at Old Trafford after joining the club from Sunderland in 2003 at the age of 21.

He scored eight goals in 40 appearances for the club before being sold to Nice following a successful loan spell, having also spent time at West Ham United in 2005.

He retired in 2016 after a spell in the French third division with Red Star and reportedly went on to work in an art gallery.



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