The Dutchman wanted to make sure that there were no listening devices spying on him and his players before the encounter, which the Red Devils went on to win 3-1. Security were seen checking under tables and behind curtains in the dining room of the hotel on Friday night. Once nothing was found, the squad were allowed in to socialise.
A source told the paper: “Everyone knows the boss is really on-the-ball when it comes to bugs and others spying on him or his team. The hotel would be an easy target as far as the manager is concerned because they all stay there before a match, so he has it checked.”
The 64-year-old’s side have made an unpredictable start to the season, losing to Swansea City and drawing with Newcastle United but also beating Liverpool. They will be hoping that this most recent result will enable to them to kick on and challenge at the top of the table.
Fierce rivals Manchester City won every Premier League game so far, and if United are going to catch up with the Citizens then it will take a monumental effort. However, having spent big in the last two summers, getting close to the title will surely be expected of the squad.