Alex Ferguson puts his foot down over fancy boots

Posted by - February 23, 2010 - Kitman, Manchester United

Man Utd youngsters banned from wearing colourful footwear

Until you’re as good as Wayne Rooney, you’ll be wearing black boots. That’s the message from Sir Alex Ferguson as he banned all his youth team players from playing in coloured footwear.

Once again the Manchester United manger has laid down the law, and while this could be seen as an overzealous power trip from the Reds’ boss he he claims he has youngsters’ best interests at heart as he attempts to keep their feet both on the ground and monochrome.

Defender John O’Shea revealed: “The restrictions are on the youth team. They are told they have to stick to wearing black. Once in the reserve or first-team squad there are no restrictions, but if you are wearing flashy colours and don’t play too well you’re likely to get singled out.”

  • Joe

    I kind of like this idea actually. Granted I’m a bit of a hypocrite as when the first white boots came out I was first to run out and get a pair. I didn’t think it was too bad when the colored boots matched the team kit but now there are teams in red strip wearing mint green boots and it looks retarded.