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PARANOID Manchester United boss demands hotel is checked for BUGS before Liverpool clash

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal demanded that the team hotel was checked for bugs before their match with Liverpool, reports The Sun.

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.

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