Manchester United have been forced to relocate to a different hotel as RB Leipzig are staying at The Lowry.
The MEN understands United wanted to stay at their usual pre-match base of The Lowry and made an enquiry at short notice, only to discover it had already been booked by Leipzig ahead of tonight’s Champions League tie.
United have instead settled in at the Manchester Hilton on Deansgate, which they last used prior to the Manchester derby in April 2019.
The Hilton is nearer the usually bustling Chester Road A-road which leads onto Old Trafford and is located exactly two miles away from United’s ground.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attended the Tackle4MCR charity dinner at The Hilton in February last year and Manchester City used to stay there before accommodation was provided at the City Football Academy.
Alex Telles was not with the United squad again, having missed Saturday’s goalless draw with Chelsea. The 27-year-old enjoyed an impressive debut away at Paris Saint-Germain last week but was replaced midway through the second-half by Paul Pogba.
Telles was not visible in any of the training footage or photographs that were released by United from Tuesday’s session at Carrington.
“More or less the same squad,” Solskjaer said on Tuesday. “There are a couple of doubts and knocks as you normally [have] after a tight weekend game as we had against Chelsea, but I think we will more or less have the same squad.”
Victor Lindelof was also not spotted when the United coaches arrived at the Hilton at Wednesday lunchtime.
United can name 12 substitutes for Champions League games but are definitely without injured duo Eric Bailly and Jesse Lingard. Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo and Phil Jones were not named in their European squad.
Confirmed United squad members
David de Gea, Dean Henderson, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Axel Tuanzebe, Teden Mengi, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Brandon Williams, Nemanja Matic, Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, Fred, Bruno Fernandes, Daniel James, Juan Mata, Facundo Pellistri, Marcus Rashford, Odion Ighalo, Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Edinson Cavani