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Manchester United’s amazing £400k team bus with suede seats, 45 individual TVs, ovens, fridges and coffee machines

They usually make their way to away games on the train, but somewhere along the way the Belgium built TDX27 ASTROMEGA bus takes them on the rest of their journey

When their bus is this good, no wonder they want to park it all the time.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku love to live the plush life off the pitch.

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Man United’s pampered stars have their own super luxurious team bus

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A graphic shows the luxurious features the Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA bus has

And when you play for Man United, you can be assured that when you step on the pitch all efforts are made to ensure their top talents are well catered when they’re on club duty.

That’s why bigwigs at the Red Devils forked out around £400k on a Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA bus they had custom-built by the Belgium company.

The bus, which famously came under siege in 2016 by irate West Ham fans before a game at Upton Park, boasts a number of features that’ll keep even the most idle footballers entertained.

Size-wise, it’s quite gargantuan. Standing 13ft high, 46.27 feet long and 8.36 feet wide, the super bus cuts an imposing sight.

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Man United’s bosses splashed £400k on a custom-made Van Hool coach

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Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrara travel in style on the Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA

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Paul Pogba takes his Mate tea with him on his coach journeys

Built on two levels, the upper deck can seat 29 footballers and the lower deck holds nine.

They sit on upholstered, luxury ecological microfibre Dinamica suede seats, which are made in Italy.

On board there are 24 Blaupunkt TV monitors, most can be found in the seat backs, while others hang overhead.

The players have the option of watching Netflix, DVDs and the TVs are hooked up to Sky.

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The downstairs level boasts seating for more team players and management

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Man United’s Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA is 13ft high, 46.27 feet long and 8.36 feet wide

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Players like David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have the option of kicking back and watching Netflix, DVDs or Sky on TVs built into the seats or overhead

Alternatively, the bus has its own WiFi internet access, so Pogba and Co. can just listen to their Spotify instead.

And if the players get peckish, they have plenty of options for making food.

In the lower deck, there’s a kitchen fitted with two NEFF hot air ovens worth £770 each, a Panasonic microwave worth £630 and a Kenco single self-serve coffee machine costing £540.

Also in the kitchen is a refrigerator, sink and taps, a hot water boiler-tap, as well as a coffee percolator and other catering basics.

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United’s team bus was attacked when it made it’s way to Upton Park for the last game at West Ham’s stadium

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Man United’s Pogba loves sharing his coach journeys on social media

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Juan Mata and former Red Devil Wayne Rooney pose look comfortable on board their team bus

Either side of their seats are shatterproof double-glazed windows, handy for stray bottles that could be thrown as they arrive at away grounds around the country.

Incidentally, the outside tinted window pane is made of glass, which is why it appeared shattered on that 2016 trip to East London.

Finally, the bathroom is done Aeroplane-style, there’s a small toilet and a washroom area.

And while it’s not quite as plush as the rest of the bus, it’s still worthy of a Champions League team.

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There are 38 plush Italian-made ecological microfibre Dinamica suede seats on United’s bus

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United’s team bus reportedly suffered £1,200 worth of damage in the West Ham attack

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Jesse Lingard reacts to coming under attack at Upton Park

Right before United took the pitch at Upton Park in 2016, the players and management felt the force of fans pelting their coach with bottles as they drove along nearby Green Street.

It was West Ham’s last game at the Boleyn Ground, so they clearly wanted to give themselves a memento.

Jesse Lingard shared video on social media of the players taking cover as they came under attack.

However, the bus stood firm, a couple of smashed windows later, and suffered a reported £1,200 worth of damage. That’s what £400k gets you.


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