Manchester United were due to wear suits to the Carabao Cup final but ditched them after an intervention from manager Erik ten Hag.
The Dutchman continues to earn plaudits after guiding United to their first trophy since 2017 with a 2-0 win over Newcastle at Wembley.
But besides engineering a tactical masterclass against the Magpies, Ten Hag left no stone unturned when planning United’s pre-match preparations.
According to The Sun, the Red Devils were expected to wear suits sponsored by Paul Smith upon arrival at the Home of Football.
However, upon discovery, Ten Hag was left unhappy that changing into training gear would take ten minutes out of his meticulously-organised schedule.
It is also claimed Ten Hag wanted his side to replicate an away day by wearing tracksuits to the ground, even though the bus journey was only 250 yards from their Novotel base.
Despite the sponsorship deal with Paul Smith, the manager was backed by club officials and the suits were scrapped.
It is this incredible attention to detail which has United legend Gary Neville raving about Ten Hag.
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“It’s about one man that has transformed a team from whiners into winners – what a job Erik ten Hag has done,” Neville said on Sky Sports.
“Players are out there that shouldn’t have played for Manchester United again, but they are performing at a high level. They have a spirit and a fight.
“There is a real chance of winning trophies beyond this. He makes good decisions in matches – his subs were critical in making sure they saw this game out. It’s been a brilliant last few months.”
Neville continued: “At the end of last season, some of those players were part of a team labelled a disgrace by me and other Manchester United fans. It was horrible to watch. They were divided.
“The turnaround is transformational. It’s unbelievable what Erik ten Hag has done.
“From 2003 and 2006 we didn’t win a trophy and you feel like you’re never going to win a league again, or you’re not going to be up there again. This trophy was the catalyst for feeling confident and putting belief into the squad.
“This squad will be dangerous with a medal around their neck because you like to think Erik ten Hag is going to improve them again in the next 12 to 18 months.
“They are not close to Arsenal or Manchester City (in the Premier League), that’s clear, but where they are and what they are doing is something I never would have imagined six months ago.”