Paul Scholes has admitted that during his playing days his pre-match meal typically consisted of British classic beans on toast.
Even though the former Manchester United midfielder is considered one of the greatest players to ever grace the Premier League, he conceded he was often keen to tuck into the classic meal.
The BT Pundit was speaking to Gabby Logan on the Back of the Net podcast when he stated that his food before a game wasn’t always exemplary.
When asked what he would eat before a game, Scholes told the presenter Logan: "Beans on toast, always, try to have it all the time. I always had a Turkish Delight as well, the night before the game.
"It was a bit of a superstition, weird that. Two Turkish Delights and a cup of tea, but I’d always buy a packet of three and leave one.”
But former England manager Kevin Keegan – who was also on the podcast along with Scholes – said that his habits were far worse during his playing days part of a different generation.
Keegan said: “We had steak, chips, gravy…but so did the opposition so we all felt sick!”
Scholes was part of the panel that spoke ahead of Man Untied’s Champions League clash with Villarreal.
The former midfielder said the club should have got rid of the whole coaching staff along with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as to give the club a clean break.
“You asked the question of whether they'll be any better tonight, but it's the same people running the team,” Scholes said on BT Sport.
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“It's the same people given massive responsibility to put the team out on the pitch, it's more Kieran McKenna, Michael Carrick, who have prepared the team.
“Ole gives them the responsibility to do that. Why that changes now, I don't know.
“Four weeks ago, that Liverpool game, that was the time we knew. We knew Ole was going to go.
“Then, the people above had to prepare the next batch, the next manager, the next batch of staff.
“I'd be embarrassed to be on the staff now after what happened to Ole. Being on the staff and preparing the team for tonight, they all should have gone.
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