UK - Sir Alex Ferguson doesn't allow any of his players to get too big for their boots.
The Manchester United manager, infamous for his hair dryer treatment, has come up with a new directive.
He has banned the club's young players from owning top-end flashy sports cars from new sponsors Chevrolet, The Sun reported.
The US carmaker signed a £210-million (S$416-million), seven-year deal with the Premier League giants, beginning from the 2014-15 season.
To celebrate, it offered the first team members any Chevrolet model they fancied. Almost all opted for the top of the range Corvettes, which are priced from £32,000 and can go from 0-95 kmh in just 3.4 seconds.
But Ferguson put his foot down and decreed that no player under the age of 23 - no matter their standing in the team - should be allowed to order a top model.
Ferguson directed that only more senior players with more driving experience should be allowed to get behind the wheel of the superfast cars.
So players such as striker Danny Welbeck, 21, and defenders Phil Jones, 20; Chris Smalling, 22, and Rafael, 22, have all missed out.
They will have to make do with less fancy cars. Other Chevrolets available to the starlets include the £35,000 Camaro, the £22,500 Captiva, or the £8,500 Spark.
A United spokesman confirmed the deal: "As with most automotive partnerships, Chevrolet will be offering players a car.
The model is dependent on their time at the club and driving experience."
Young United players have been involved in accidents in the past.
In 2009, midfielder Christiano Ronaldo wrote off his £200,000 Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano after crashing it into a tunnel wall as he drove to United's training complex.
The move is a classic case of Ferguson ensuring that his young stars stay firmly rooted to the ground.
Two years ago, for example, it emerged that he had told players in the club's youth squads that they were not allowed to wear coloured football boots.
The most famous "hairdryer" treatment incident involving Ferguson was the one with David Beckham in 2003.
It happened soon after United crashed out of the FA Cup, losing 0-2 to Arsenal.
Neither side commented on the uproar, but Beckham soon left to join Real Madrid amid reports that their relationship was strained.
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