first_imgMourinho blamed that incident on Greater Manchester Police for not providing an escort for the team coach, and he appeared to take matters into his own hands on Tuesday when they got caught up in another traffic jam.The manager called for his players to follow him out of the bus and travel the rest of the way on foot, around a half-mile trip, but security staff vetoed the idea and prevented the team from leaving the vehicle.It didn’t stop Mourinho, though. The Portuguese put up his hood and off he went, with fans capturing footage of their manager walking ahead of them on their way to Old Trafford. United stars are reportedly frustrated with the club’s organisation after arriving behind schedule for each of their last two Champions League home games, upsetting their pre-game preparations.The Red Devils went on to lose against Juventus 1-0, thanks to a Paulo Dybala goal.Man United were fined £13,200 by UEFA last week for arriving late to their home clash against Valencia earlier this month and kick off was delayed by five minutes. That game ended in a 0-0 draw. Mourinho’s idea to walk to Old Trafford was shut down by security personnel United suffered defeat against Juventus and former star Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford Jose Mourinho wanted Manchester United players to WALK to Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Juventus, but club security staff said ‘no’.The manager ended up making the five minute from the team hotel to Old Trafford by himself, while the rest of the squad were held up in traffic for 45 minutes. 3 The team bus is stuck in traffic again so Mourinho has decided to walk from the cricket ground to Old Trafford with his hood up!— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) October 23, 2018He arrived well ahead of the rest of the squad, which apparently took 45 minutes to drive the short distance between the Hilton Garden Inn hotel at nearby Lancashire County Cricket Club and Old Trafford.United had changed hotels for this game to help speed up travel, with the team usually staying at the Lowry in Manchester city centre ahead of matches.However, it made little difference as pre-game congestion again caused the team to be late.Speaking after the Juventus clash, Mourinho fumed after the team eventually arrived at the stadium at 7:09pm, with kick off at 8pm.“We change hotel, it’s just around the corner,” he said.“The players are in the bus for 45 minutes. Mourinho was fuming about the team’s delay 3 3 “I walked, with a hoodie, in the middle of the fans, nobody recognised me. I took two minutes! What I do in two minutes walking, the players cannot do in 45 minutes on the bus. But Juventus is having the same kind of problem.”According to reports by the Daily Mail, the Man United stars are so frustrated by their ongoing travel issues that a group of players refused to take part in recent sponsorship activities in protest, which has led to them being fined by the club.last_img

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