Manchester United arrive late AGAIN for Champions League clash despite staying in hotel just half a mile away from Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho is forced to walk from the cricket ground
- Manchester United arrived at Old Trafford less than an hour before kick-off
- The home side’s bus was stuck in traffic despite their close stay to the ground
- Jose Mourinho walked half a mile from the cricket ground to arrive on time
- United were last week fined £13,202 for late arrival before hosting Valencia
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Manchester United arrived late for a second Champions League game in a row despite staying at a hotel just half a mile away from Old Trafford on Monday night.
United’s bus pulled into the ground less than an hour before the 8pm kick-off at 7.09, though Jose Mourinho had arrived earlier after walking from the cricket ground.
The club were fined £13,202 just last week for turning up late for the goalless draw against Valencia earlier this month.
Jose Mourinho was filmed walking from the Old Trafford cricket ground to the football stadium
Manchester United arrived late for their Champions League clash with Juventus on Tuesday
United’s bus was stuck in severe traffic for the second European game in a row
Mourinho was left furious after traffic congestion delayed their arrival that time, and told BT Sport before Tuesday’s kick-off: ‘You know we change the hotel, the hotel is around the corner.
‘The players are in the bus for 45 minutes but I walked in the middle of the fans, nobody recognised me.
‘I took two minutes but what I did in two minutes the players couldn’t do in 45 minutes.
‘Juventus had the same problems but I informed the Uefa delegate because we don’t want to be fined again.’
Mourinho was in a more conciliatory mood than when he blamed Greater Manchester Police for their last late arrival.
He accused GMP of refusing to provide the bus with a suitable escort to the ground from the Lowry Hotel.
They had scrapped their usual routine of staying at the city centre Lowry Hotel, electing to use the Hilton hotel instead.
Mourinho confirmed to BT Sport that the bus had been stuck in traffic on its way to the game