United’s rude awakening before Wolves loss
MANCHESTER UNiTEd’S pre-match sleep was disrupted on Tuesday afternoon when the hotel fire alarm went off — twice.
United gave a tired performance as they lost 2-1 at Wolves, a defeat that put a dent in their hopes of a top-four finish.
They were staying at the £85-a-night four- star Mount Hotel Country Manor, in Tettenhall, near Wolverhampton, prior to the game. Players checked in at 9pm on Monday for their overnight stay and prepared for the evening kickoff at Molineux with a customary afternoon nap on Tuesday.
However, their peace was disturbed when the hotel’s fire alarms went off at around 2.30pm and 3pm. Staff apologised but it did little to help United’s preparations. Striker Marcus Rashford had been sent home from the hotel earlier in the afternoon suffering from a heavy cold as well as needing further treatment for his ankle injuries.