What's up, doc United stars wear Bugs Bunny pjs on team-building flight to Qatar
23:14 GMT, 20 January 2013
23:31 GMT, 20 January 2013
Manchester United stars prepared for their long-haul flight to Qatar by wearing matching pairs of Bugs Bunny pyjamas.
Sportsmail is, so far, unable to verify the reasons behind the decision, but with five members of the United team wearing the uniform, we can only speculate there has been a radical breakthrough in Manchester United's sports science department.
United are in Qatar for warm weather training, much-needed after their 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane was played out in the driving snow.
Chilling with Bugs: Robin Van Persie (left) and Alexander Buttner (right) lounge in their Bugs Bunny pjs en route for a team-building trip in Qatar
When in Doha, the team are planning to focus on team-building exercises at the $1.3billion Aspire Academy.
They hope the trip will also aid recovery for the likes of Ashley Young and Jonny Evans, who are suffering from injuries.
United went in front with Robin Van Persie grabbing his 18th Premier League goal of the season, but were pegged back by a Clint Dempsey goal in the 92nd minute.
Ferguson was disappointed that Chris Foy did not award his team a penalty.
'It was a clear penalty,' he said. 'It was definitely a penalty. He has put his leg right in there.
'The linesman is facing it, I thought he had a very poor game, the linesman. I thought he was disappointing.
Breakthrough Andreson (left), Patrice Evra (right) and Nick Powell (behind) were also wearing the night wear
'We have got that history with him. He never gave offside with (Chelsea striker Didier) Drogba at Old Trafford when he was three yards offside.
'Everyone remembers that, I certainly do.' The Drogba incident came in a 2-1 win for Chelsea at Old Trafford in April 2010.
Ferguson felt his side had been let down again, with Rooney seemingly fouled only moments after replacing Shinji Kagawa.
'For me it was a poor performance from him, why he never gave a penalty I don't know,' Ferguson added. 'I think he had a shocking game today, he's had a bad game and we never got anything from that side of the pitch.'
Overall, though, he is happy with the way his team is performing so far this season.
'We have been to all the top teams' grounds so far,' he said. 'We just have Arsenal left and we think we can be pleased with the outcome of them all.
Sub-zero: Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was disappointed his side were not awarded a penalty
'We have got a healthy points total from them and it's another game out of the road.
'I wanted the game to go ahead today because we don't want a backlog and as it was, it proved I was right.'
United next play on January 26th in the FA Cup Fourth Round tie at home to Fulham.