Last year it was reported that Manchester United players weren’t all that interested in driving the free vehicles provided to them by sponsor Chevrolet. Many of the players drive high-end luxury and sports cars, so it’s easy to see why they weren’t interested in the more budget-minded Chevys, but now the automaker has instructed them to drive the cars every now and then.
The team’s players weren’t just ignoring the vehicles because they don’t like them. In fact, we’d be willing to bet a few of them don’t mind taking a Camaro or Corvette home for a night at all. The problem is both the Camaro and Corvette are only available in left-hand drive, making them more difficult to maneuver through right-hand drive Britain.
Among the cars Chevy sent over was a right-hand drive Captiva SUV. It’s a far cry from the six-figure Range Rovers most of the players prefer, but they obliged with Chevrolet’s wishes and have been driving the car to-and-from the Man U training grounds. Juan Mata and David de Gea were spotted driving the Captiva on their way to training, while Adnan Januzaj was seen in a Corvette Stingray and Daley Blind was seen in a Camaro.
“It was pretty embarrassing when the motor firm had handed over all these free cars and no one wanted to drive them,” a source close to the matter told The Mirror. “Now the lads have been asked to take them for a spin every now and again so they get pictured behind the wheel of a Chevy.”