Fire engines respond to an ‘incident’ at the Man Utd team hotel ahead of their Premier League fixture against Everton on Saturday.
The Red Devils’ preparations for the clash against Carlo Ancelotti’s side were disrupted after fire engines rushed to the Lowry Hotel around 14 minutes drive away from the stadium.
Emergency services arrived just minutes after Manchester United’s team coaches arrived and the players had entered their usual team hotel.
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United’s squad had pulled up just before 1pm with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Bruno Fernandes and Harry Maguire all snapped at the Lowry.
But just one minute later two fire engines quickly emmerged around the corner with firemen in full gear following in not long after players had done so.
A series of fire engines turned are said to have raced out of the vehicles in full protective gear and into the building.
Unconfirmed reports have since suggested that the alarm may have come from the kitchen of the five-star hotel, causing the alert to be raised.
United stay at the hotel prior to all home fixtures with the boss even living there when he was the club’s temporary manager.
He only decided to move out once Ed Woodward confirmed he had the job permanently.
Former boss Jose Mourinho lived at the luxurious hotel for the entire time that he was in charge at Old Trafford.
Speaking ahead of the tie, Solskjaer said: “Consistency, of course, is vital.
“We’ve done well away from home, we’ve bounced back after the Sheffield United defeat and feel ready to kick on again and move on, hopefully we can get some momentum.
“We know it’s not going to be easy because we play every two days, or three or four days. But if we can get the consistency, the morale and confidence up, who knows?”
“We played two games against Manchester United at home and lost both,” said Carlo Ancelotti.
“There is something we have to change, for sure.
“If we follow the same way we played [in the Goodison games], we are going to lose.
“We tried to plan a different strategy and we will see how it works.
“The mental aspect is really important but we have to practically try to do something different – to create more problems than in the past games we played against them.
“United is a fantastic team, with a good mix between experience and talented young players.
“The players know it will be difficult but I hope it will be difficult for United to play against us.
“I am going to rotate other players, this is a normal way I have to manage my squad.
“To avoid injury and to give more motivation to others.”
Manchester United currently sit 2nd in the table, taking 44 points from 22 games played, and are just three points behind the leaders Manchester City who have a game in hand.
Everton are in 7th place, gaining 36 points from 20 games played, so got a few games to play compared to teams around them.
Manchester United’s 9-0 win over Southampton was a freak result but, even so, it will give them a lot of confidence. This will be a lot harder for them, though.
On the physical side of things, Everton are very strong, and they have obviously got some quality too.
Wednesday’s win at Leeds means Carlo Ancelotti’s side have won five of their past six away league games – it’s their home form that has been letting them down recently.
The Toffees have already beaten Tottenham and Leicester on the road this season but I think taking the points at Old Trafford too is a big ask.
Fans gave their reaction after seeing that fire engines respond to an ‘incident’ at the Man Utd team hotel…
— jude (@judesutcliffe5) February 6, 2021
@UtdEddie: Was Rojo and his toast
@bossman2193: Brunos on fire, evertons defence are terrified
@UtdHxrrison: Probably Pogba’s drip, too much sauce and smoke they had to get the fire brigade to come and stop him
@bobsutton11: Scousers up to their old tricks
@RealDevil_MG: Bruno’s been on fire for a year, they tried to put him out but it didn’t work
@NathanG803: Reports are saying Marcos Rojo has come back to make the clubs food for today and ended up burning toast
@RashfordBest: Baillys doing a madness
@writtenoff_mufc: Further proof that Ole’s Reds are on fire!
@MUFCRick: Fuck u pep i know you did this
@fraserjrk: Bet it was Bailly taking the piss
@FrancisUTD_: There’s our excuse for today then
@ForeverAYellow: Ok, which Man U player decided to deliberately set off the fire alarm for laughs?
@PeterTh06677578: Ole likes to put fires out, not start them lol….
@tactic_fanatic: Rojo coming back and sabotaging our games with his burnt toast ah man…..
@_Jolly_12: Heard Scott McSauce’s mixtape