Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called for a minimum size of dressing room to be introduced at all Premier League grounds. The 67-year-old is able to regularly enjoy the plush facilities at his disposal inside the Red Devils' 76,000-capacity Old Trafford stadium. However, with clubs' squad and staff sizes continuing to increase as the English game modernises, the changing facilities at several other top-flight grounds appear to be struggling to cope with the demand. And Ferguson believes that, with the Premier League awash with money, it is an issue that needs addressing quickly. "With all the money in the Premier League, some grounds should be better," he told his club magazine, Inside United. "There should be a minimum standard of size of dressing room, especially now you have more players on your bench and an increased staff. "You have requirements for stadiums to be eligible for certain divisions, so the quality of the dressing room should be part of that." "Everton's are so narrow it is unbelievable. Portsmouth's away dressing room is not great and the one at Fulham is smaller than my office. "Craven Cottage is a very traditional stadium and one of my favourite away grounds, but when you have 18 players stripping down, plus coaches, physios and kit men, it is ridiculous really. "There is plenty of room in the dressing rooms at Old Trafford and, of the away grounds, Arsenal's are the best by far." UNITED FANS! Check FourFourTwo.com’s ever-expanding interviews archive for more stuff to read: Web Exclusives Wayne Rooney, Peter Schmeichel, Carlos Tevez Q&A Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruud Van Nistlerooy One on One David Beckham, George Best Ask A Silly Question Bryan Robson Boy's A Bit Special Danny Simpson Perfect XI Garth Crooks, Bryan Robson, Sir Bobby Charlton, Eric Cantona What Happened Next? David May, Norman Whiteside Sing When You’re Winning Dominic Monaghan, Ian Brown And Another Thing Being a Big Four fan Plus! Rate United players (and others) on Talentspotter
12 May 2009
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