Squad Arrives As Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag orders change of pre-match preparation.
For Man United’s opening-round match against Brighton, Erik ten Hag oversaw a modification in pregame preparation.
The pregame routine for Manchester United’s season-opening Premier League match at Old Trafford versus Brighton was altered by Erik ten Hag.
The team arrived at Old Trafford before 11am on Saturday because United did not overnight at The Lowry Hotel, as they typically do before home league games.
United are eating in a suite at the stadium, club insiders have revealed. They did the same thing for the friendly against Rayo Vallecano last week.
To accommodate the first-team squad on Sunday morning and relocate guests, United has had to dramatically alter the hospitality setup.
United may have to move to The Lowry in the future because to increased demand for other matches, but the club is looking into options to keep a similar setup.
United, who are still rethinking their procedures, were resolved to comply with Ten Hag’s request and put football interests first.
Prior to home matches, United occasionally gathered at The Midland Hotel for pre-match lunches under Sir Alex Ferguson.
The team used to eat at Old Trafford before games, but the growth of United’s hospitality industry drove them to visit hotels in the city center.
Previously, United had a deal to stay at The Lowry for each league game, albeit they would sometimes utilize the Crowne Plaza on Oxford Road and the Hilton Garden Inn at Lancashire Cricket Ground.
In the midst of Manchester’s notorious traffic jams, former United manager Jose Mourinho once got off the squad van and walked to Old Trafford from the Hilton.