Sir Alex gets new signing Obertan on gardening duty

French U21 international kept busy while injured…


It seems Sir Alex Ferguson is on a mission to crack the problem of modern players being “fragile” and “lacking responsibility” – as Man Utd new boy Gabriel Obertan has already found out.

Instead of being allowed to doss about at home while recovering from a back injury at the start of the season, the £3m signing was handed a pair of overalls and some gardening gloves. According to The Sun Obertan “watered hanging baskets, pruned rose bushes and washed staff cars” at United’s Carrington training ground. A ‘source’ ‘said’:

It’s not very often these days a United first-teamer can ever be seen on manual duties! But Gabby is a nice kid and he was only too happy to help out with the older coaches’ requests.

He could give the groundsmen a run for their money with his trimming and lawn skills!

Before running back around the other side of his desk and filing the story.

[cheers to Unprofessional Foul for the heads up]

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