The endless interest around Jose Mourinho refuses to diminish. Ahead of Juventus' trip to Old Trafford tonight, Jose Mourinho was forced to walk half a mile to the ground as the Man United team bus once again got stuck in traffic. Kick-off for United's previous home game against Valencia was delayed as United's team bus was held up in late-evening traffic, with the bus arriving 45 minutes late. United were given a €15,000 fine, two-thirds of which were for the late kick-off.
The farce has repeated itself again tonight owing to surrounding roadworks, despite the fact that United have changed the hotel from which they came from. With the bus stuck in traffic and sitting still for 45 minutes, Mourinho elected to hop out and walk the final half-mile to Old Trafford.
Mourinho told BT Sport that he flicked up his hood and went consequently unrecognised.
"We changed hotel the players are in the bus for 45 minutes. I walked with a hoody in the middle of the fans nobody recognised me. What I did in a two-minute walk took the players 45 in a bus. Juventus are having the same problem".
"I walked in a hoodie, in the middle of the fans, no one recognised me. I took two minutes."
Jose Mourinho strolled to Old Trafford, as his Man Utd team sat for 45 minutes in traffic on the bus... pic.twitter.com/BoNXb6vjea
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There is no suggestion as of yet that the game will be delayed beyond its 8pm start time. Mourinho has named an unchanged line-up for the first time in ten months, meaning that Juan Mata and Anthony Martial maintain their places from Saturday's drama against Chelsea.
Elsewhere, Juventus' team features a player making a much-hyped return to England. Alongside Wojciech Szczesny in the Juve team is some bloke called Cristiano Ronaldo.
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