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Atalanta keeper Gollini slams Man Utd academy: It was absurd!

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini has taken a swipe at his old club.

Gollini has just signed permanently with Atalanta from Aston Villa for ‚ā¨3.5m.

The Italian joined United as a teenager and told Gazzetta dello Sport: "There is a kind of military regime (at United's academy) with absurd rules.

"In the winter you are prohibited the hats, gloves, under-knit, sleeves and long pants. Plus social media profiles.

"Fortunately, the goalkeeper can cover himself, but I saw Brazilian or African boys who died of cold, but that experience helped me, I became a man before time."

On his move to Atalanta, Gollini added: "It means that though I didn't play a lot, I did things well here."

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