Cleaners to Manchester United defender, Phil Jones’ cleaners, Angela and Nigel Stubbs are said to be taking him to an employment tribunal after he dismissed them from their jobs with six hours’ notice before Christmas.
Manchester United defender, Jones reportedly sacked the married pair of cleaners over £300 petrol bill they incurred while helping to move his things to a new apartment.
Stubbs said the bill came about when they helped the footballer to move his belongings with fiancée Kaya Hall into a new £5 million home.
They explained further that they had six trips a day between Jones’ old home in Bowdon, Cheshire, to the new place in Alderley Edge.
But the player has reportedly denied the claims – saying the cleaners breached their contracts by asking for wages in advance.
According to The Sun UK, Jones who earns £80,000-a-week, sacked them before Christmas.
An £18,000 Skoda provided for their work was also taken back, they claimed.
Nigel told the newspaper, “Phil has behaved like a skinflint towards us.
“For someone worth several millions of pounds, I can’t believe he’s kicked off over just £300.
“This is all because they took issue when we asked for help with a petrol bill, which we only spent because we were helping them move house.”
The couple believes they should have received £8,000 because they were not given three months’ notice and only given one month’s money instead.
But Jones’ lawyers said the couple had repeatedly asked for salary in advance and ignored warnings about the issue.
According to the player’s legal team, “The continued breach of that requirement and your failure to cease making such requests despite being warned is also a ground for summary