Speaking on the Sky Sports Debate programme on Thursday night, the former Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy explained why he would have hated to be instructed to join the owner, the manager and the rest of the players at a restaurant for dinner.
Bellamy explained he would have felt extremely uncomfortable and predicted a few of the current United players would have felt the same.
Bellamy told The Debate programme while struggling to contain his laughter. “I don’t know what’s happening. That’s the honest truth. I just don’t get it.
“Maybe at the start of a season, maybe I can see it where the owner sometimes chuck a barbecue where you go around their house and it was terrible.
“I was the worst person in the world to ever be around there, it wasn’t my cup of tea, I didn’t know where to look, who to speak to and it was just, ‘get me out of here as quick as possible’.
“That moment there (Ashley meeting the squad at the restaurant), I couldn’t find anything more uncomfortable in my life, being sat round a pizza and the owner is over there, manager is over there, staff here, that is just not me, get me out of there, so it would have the reverse effect on me.”