Saturday 20 January 2018

Manchester United pictured warming up for tonight's Cup match in a public car park

Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Manchester United appear to have been caught on camera doing a stretching session in a hotel car park ahead of their EFL Cup tie against Northampton Town on Wednesday night.

United are reported to be staying in the four-star Daventry Court Hotel and without a training pitch to have a final stretch before the cup tie, manager Jose Mourinho appears to have been conducting an impromptu session in a car park.

The sight of international soccer superstars Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba being put through their paces at the back of a Northampton hotel has quickly become the subject of ridicule on Twitter, yet this may just be loosen out some of his players after their two and a half hour coach drive down from Manchester.

A sell-out crowd set to watch a game that is being hailed as one of the biggest in the club’s history and after a hat-trick of defeats for Man Utd against Manchester City, Feyenoord and Watford in recent days, Mourinho knows he dare not fall victim to a cup giant killing against one of English football’s minnows.

He will be hoping the pitch his side will play on at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium is a little more suited to the demands of professional sportsmen than a hotel car park.

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