- Manchester United stars had planned to head to Cheltenham Festival this week
- The trip had been agreed with officials for after their Champions League tie
- However, defeat to Sevilla in the last 16 has seen the day out shelved by players
Manchester United players have cancelled a proposed trip to the Cheltenham Festival following their Champions League exit.
Jose Mourinho’s men were sent crashing out of Europe’s elite competition on Tuesday by Sevilla after a shock 2-1 defeat at Old Trafford.
United players had planned to celebrate advancing to the quarter-finals with a trip to the racing meet in Gloucestershire, with Mourinho happy for his side to have their day out had they progressed.
Manchester United players have cancelled their scheduled trip to the Cheltenham Festival
Having failed to hold up their end of the bargain however, the outing was understandably cancelled.
There are more pressing issues for United other than an axed jolly to the south of England, with the inquiry into the team’s failing well underway.
Romelu Lukaku rounded on his own team-mates after the defeat, insisting in an interview that some of them ‘were hiding’ during the game, before back-tracking on social media.
Manchester United fell horribly short as they were knocked out of the Champions League
Striker Romelu Lukaku attacked some of his team-mates for ‘hiding’ in a post-match interview
Paul Pogba, the world’s most expensive player when he joined United for £89million in 2016, came in for fierce criticism for his listless cameo from the bench as his side limped to defeat.
ITV pundit and former Old Trafford captain Roy Keane lambasted the France international’s attitude and performance, likening him to a schoolboy.
‘Pogba is a big problem and if he can’t get in the starting 11 then you’re in trouble,’ Keane said on ITV.
‘You expect big players to come on and change the game. He came on last night and did nothing. We saw with the first goal, his reaction to it was like a schoolboy.
‘He doesn’t smell danger. The reason you’re part of a team is that when your team-mate makes a mistake, you cover for him and make up for it.’
Mourinho had said he would allow his players to attend the racing meet had they won