Cambridge boss warns his players that jersey swap with Man United stars will cost €50
Cambridge United manager Richard Mooney has warned his players that it will cost them €50 if they seek to swap shirts with any Man United players tonight.
The League Two side will host the Red Devils in the FA Cup third round tonight and Mooney has said the tight purse strings at the club will not allow his players to give their jerseys away at the end of the match.
The Abbey Stadium will witness a whole host of international stars, but Mooney doesn't understand the fascination with swapping jerseys and added that the cash-strapped club cannot afford to indulge in the players looking for souvenirs of the glamour cup clash.
"We're not wealthy enough to give any of our shirts away," he admitted.
"So if they give their shirt away they're going to have to replace it," before adding a jersey costs £39.99 in the club shop.
"It would appear that in the Premier League they give their shirt away after every game - sometimes at half-time. I don't understand why a top-class player would want another top-class player's shirt at half-time.
"If one of our players was trying to swap a shirt at half-time you could understand it.
"But they won't, as they wouldn't have anything to wear in the second half!"