David Moyes caused a riot on Bondi Beach after defying security's orders on a Manchester United pre-season trip, according to Patrice Evra.
Moyes replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford in the summer of 2013 and took the Red Devils squad on a trip Down Under.
A win against the A-League All Stars, thanks to braces from Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck, saw things go smoothly on the pitch.
But off it was a different matter, with Evra revealing that mounted police were needed to calm down a frenzied crowd.
An extract from Evra's book 'I Love This Game' read: "In Sydney, during a warm-up tour, David suggested that we should do some stretching on Bondi Beach near the hotel.
"He wanted the players to relax, to get out of the prison that hotels can become.
"United’s own security, who travelled with the team, suggested that it wasn’t the best idea because we’d instantly be recognised.
"David just replied that he’d been to the beach with Everton and that there were no problems. 'Yes, but you’re at Man United,' one of the security team pointed out.
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"So we went to Bondi, and started to stretch on the beach. Within five minutes, about 50 people started running towards us as word spread.
"Security, who were furious as the situation began to spiral out of control, tried to stop fans who were barging right into the session, but they had no chance — Man United were training right in front of people in a public place.
"Mounted police arrived to restore some order. It was a shambles and we had to leave for everyone’s safety."
Moyes would leave United before the season was out, though is now impressing as West Ham boss.
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