Manchester United’s players have been banned from swapping shirts with opponents and giving their jersey to fans, according to The Sun .
The Red Devils’ hierarchy is reportedly keen to encourage the squad to keep hold of their kit in order to cut costs.
A United source told the publication that stars, including big-money signing Paul Pogba and £260,000-a-week Zlatan Ibrahimovic, have been told it is “not cost effective” to swap shirts after games.
Each member of Jose Mourinho’s squad weas allocated two short-sleeved shirts and two long-sleeved shirts at the start of the campaign and advised to take care of them so they do not have to be replaced. The cost-cutting measure echoes a similar enforcement made by FA Cup opponents Cambridge United who told their players not to swap shirts with United stars after the tie in order to save money.
United have a £750m 10-year kit deal with Adidas that runs until 2025.
If all Manchester United players swapped shirts after a match, the total cost would be £660.