Jose Mourinho explains the reason why Manchester United’s Champions League tie against Valencia was deferred by five minutes.
United failed to register a win as they were held to a goalless draw by Valencia at the Old Trafford. The Red Devils are now winless in the last four matches in all competitions which definitely will put pressure on the under fire manager.
The Portuguese boss is already in the line of fire following their dismal performances in the last few games. The game was actually scheduled to kick off at 8.00 pm but United requested UEFA to postpone it for five minutes.
Later in the press conference, Mourinho said they weren’t provided with the police escort and they arrived at the stadium on their own. “We left the hotel at six o’clock hoping that 30 minutes would be enough which it normally is but this time the police refused to do an escort so we came by ourselves.
“From the Lowry Hotel we took 75 minutes. UEFA were nice and the referee was nice to allow us to start the game five minutes later because at least we need half an hour to be prepared
“It was not a problem with the club’s organisation. We tried everything. We couldn’t anticipate that it would be dangerous in terms of being late. But we were informed that the police refused an escort.”