LEGENDARY Manchester United kitman Albert Morgan has recalled how Sir Alex Ferguson’s men caused a right stink – when a burst pipe left POO all over their dressing room.
And Steve Bruce came in to remove the raw sewage at Sunderland‘s Stadium of Light in 2010, which destroyed thousands of pounds of designer clothes and left United striker Dimitar Berbatov “going mad”.
Morgan told the Manchester United Podcast about ‘Poogate’ when ex-Red Devils legend Bruce, then Sunderland manager, came into the visitors’ dressing room to try and sort out the mess.
Morgan said: “Steve comes in a door at the back of the dressing room. He had this brush, it must have been 14-foot wide.
“And there’s big Brucie coming in at the back just shovelling this s*** out of the dressing room.
“We just put the suits in black bags and destroyed the lot.”
It was just ten minutes before kick-off when the sewage started leaking out into the dressing room.
Morgan, United’s kitman for 20 years until 2013, explained: “There was a “drip, drip, drip” with a bucket underneath so we thought it was a leak in the ceiling.
“The boys were getting ready, all walking around this bucket and went out on the pitch for the warm-up.
“We’d been there for a few minutes and one of the security guards came and he said, “Albert, I think you better come in the dressing room, that bucket’s getting a bit full”.
“By the time we got back in the changing room the bucket had been changed to a bin.
“Well, we walked in and they had these ceiling tiles, before you could say “whip”, one of the ceiling tiles just burst out. S*** everywhere!
“The gaffer just got out. It was all over the suits, the clothes, up the walls, up the ceiling.
“Berbatov was going mad about his shoes, his shoes had just sunk in three inches.”
Sir Alex‘s players dragged themselves out, with some jewellery being rescued as players waded through the poo in their best designer shoes with the match, which ended in a goalless draw, put back 30 minutes to clear the mess.
Morgan added: “You couldn’t save a thing. Everything was gone. Shoes, suits.
“The only thing we could do was go into the lads’ socks and shoes to get the jewellery and watches. This is ten to three. The game kicks off at three. They had to put the game back half an hour.”
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