Thursday 29 September 2016

Jose Mourinho's first big disciplinary rule at Man United takes aim at one of the world's most popular crazes

Published 26/07/2016 | 14:48

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho

He has only been in the job a few weeks but Jose Mourinho has still managed to begin rebuilding Manchester United.

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The Special One has already made three marquee signings, with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba set to be added once a world record €100m+ transfer is completed in the near future.

As Mourinho settles on his ideal squad, he is now looking to tackle the culture within the club.

Read more: The honeymoon's over: Jose Mourinho orders Man United stars to train at 6.30am - two hours after China flight

David Moyes infamously got off on the wrong foot with many players by banning chips, so it will be interesting to see if Mourinho has more luck with his latest disciplinary measure.

According to The Star, the United boss is attempting to curtail his players' use of Pokemon Go, a new app that has exploded in recent weeks.

While the Portuguese tactician reportedly doesn't mind his charges catching exotic creatures, he has implemented a rule that players can't use the app in the 48 hours before the game.

The two days before a match are when the players should 'concentrate on the tactics he [Mourinho] and his staff have been working on in the days before'.

Doesn't seem like too big of an imposition on the players but Moyes probably thought the same about his chip embargo.

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