Manchester United‘s woes this season haven’t just been limited to being on the pitch, as things stand. As much as the club has struggled on the field, it is their issues off the field that have given the Red Devils an extra headache.
The Mancunian giants were fined after they reached the stadium late during a Champions League match against Valencia at Old Trafford recently, and faced similar problems before the home game against Juventus.
Both times, traffic played foul and stopped the team from making it to the stadium on time. In fact, manager Jose Mourinho was forced to walk a stretch of the distance to Old Trafford before the Juventus clash.
As much as fans must have enjoyed that, it’s slowly becoming a logistical nightmare for the United match organizers, and they cannot afford any such delays anymore.
A solution to this issue has come in the form of a couple of friendly faces. The Sun are reporting that former United duo Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs co-own a hotel that is just opposite the Theatre of Dreams. This hotel is widely popular in Manchester, and is thoughtfully named “Hotel Football.”
Such have been the troubles for United in their attempts to reach their own stadium in time, that club officials have raised the matter forward, and are now considering requesting Neville and Giggs, two Manchester United legends, to allow the team to use the hotel on Champions League match-days.
A source at Old Trafford has confirmed that Hotel Football is one of the options available to be considered, and that if the decision is made, they will request the legends to allow the usage of the hotel for players on the specific dates.
This shift would effectively solve the traffic problem, and facilitate timely arrival of the team in its bus.