Manchester United install tanning booth for players
Now, of course, they’ll argue that they’ve installed a ‘Vitamin D machine’ at their Carrington training facility, and Manchester being the Rainy City, is sorely lacking in sunlight. However, we all know that this machine has been installed because professional footballers are all massively vain, upright swine… it has nothing to do with healthy skin and bones.
Part of the reason why we love them.
Ferguson also gives players staggered one-week breaks during winter to prevent Vitamin D deficiencies, according to academics at Harvard Business School in Boston.
Anita Elberse and Tom Dye’s study, titled Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United, told how Ferguson “could talk enthusiastically about the new Vitamin D machine, which perhaps most resembled a tanning booth”.
Some players use the tanning booth up to three times a week! Not Darren Fletcher or Paul Scholes though. They burn if they stand too close to a light bulb.