Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Manchester United have installed a tanning booth at Carrington Training Complex, to give squad members the chance to get some Vitamin D during the rainy season in the North-West.
Sir Alex Ferguson and wife Cathy travel back from New York today (Thursday) after he attended Harvard Business School to give students a talk on everything from his match-day rituals to motivating his squad members, this is where he confirmed that Carrington has sun beds on hand for the players.
In the fascinating study, entitled ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United’,
The authors of the study which is entitled ‘Sir Alex Ferguson: Managing Manchester United”, Anita Elberse and Tom Dye, said:
“He [Ferguson] could talk enthusiastically about the new Vitamin D machine (which perhaps most resembled a tanning booth) in the players’ dressing room at Carrington, put there to help them counterbalance the lack of sunlight in Manchester, or his plan for the new season to give players staggered one-week breaks in the winter months to replenish their Vitamin D.”
The sun beds have been at Carrington for a few seasons now, Countdown favourite Rachel Riley took a tour of the facilities with Rio Ferdinand and Ryan Giggs back in 2010, see the video below to view how players get Vitamin D.