By 90Min
November 21, 2017

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an organiser who is meticulous in his planning, and the festive season doesn't appear to have dampened his military spirit. 

Sun Sport report that the maverick Portuguese coach has decided that instead of training at their Carrington base, he intends to hold a 5pm training session at Old Trafford on Christmas Day ahead of their Boxing Day clash with Sean Dyche's Burnley.

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The sudden change has not been well received by a lot of the club's staff. The impact of such a decision will result in an additional 50 members of United's general staff to be in attendance to provide extra security, pitch and ground maintenance in preparation for the Premier League match the following day instead of celebrating Christmas Day with their families. 

Nevertheless, all is not lost - there is hope! Mourinho planned something similar last season but ultimately changed his mind at the last minute and the players did train at Carrington after all. 

Go on Jose, spread a little festive cheer and avoid being the Christmas Grinch for your own staff at least! 

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