Manchester United players rock up at Hilton Garden Inn on eve of must-win Premier League clash with Arsenal

The Manchester United squad gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn on the eve of their must-win clash with Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho‘s side rocked up at their new meeting point late on Tuesday evening as they put the final touches to their preparations ahead of the eagerly-anticipated Premier League encounter.

The likes of Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford were pictured making their way inside the hotel near Old Trafford before finalising preparations.

Paul Pogba and his Manchester United team-mates arrived Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday

Paul Pogba and his Manchester United team-mates arrived Hilton Garden Inn on Tuesday

Romelu Lukaku and his team-mates take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday night

Romelu Lukaku and his team-mates take on Arsenal at Old Trafford on Wednesday night

Jose Mourinho appeared in high spirits as he made his way into the hotel on Tuesday

Jose Mourinho appeared in high spirits as he made his way into the hotel on Tuesday

United’s new hotel meeting point is situated less than half a mile from Old Trafford and is only a 10-minute walk from the ground.

Following previous travel disasters from the Lowry Hotel that saw their preparation time shredded ahead of their opening two home Champions League clashes, United have acted quickly to change their meeting point.

Meanwhile, Mourinho once again goes into the crunch clash with Arsenal under plenty of pressure following United’s 2-2 draw with struggling Southampton on the weekend. The result has left them eight points off fourth-placed Arsenal after just 14 games this season.

Marcus Rashford appeared in a focused mood on the eve of the clash with the Gunners

Marcus Rashford appeared in a focused mood on the eve of the clash with the Gunners

Eric Bailly and David de Gea chat as they make their way off the Red Devils bus 

Eric Bailly and David de Gea chat as they make their way off the Red Devils bus

Mourinho’s relationship with Pogba also continues to make the headlines. The midfielder was slated by his manager in the away dressing room at St Mary’s for being reckless in possession and, it was reported over the weekend, labelled ‘a virus’ by his boss.

However Sportsmail understands Mourinho was more general in his criticism as he raged against a fall in standards and discipline from his players, saying he, as manager, wasn’t the only one to blame for recent performances.

Mourinho will be desperate for his players to put on a performance at Old Trafford on Wednesday night against Unai Emery’s rejuvenated Gunners side, who are coming off the back of their thrilling 4-2 win over North London rivals Tottenham.

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Bailly shares a laugh with Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera on arrival at the hotel

Bailly shares a laugh with Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera on arrival at the hotel

Jesse Lingard wraps up for the chilly conditions near Old Trafford on Tuesday evening

Jesse Lingard wraps up for the chilly conditions near Old Trafford on Tuesday evening

 

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