Manchester United told their own supporters to leave home "60 per cent" earlier than usual to get to the Champions League game against Valencia - but still managed to be late themselves. Mourinho and his players arrived at Old Trafford just 43 minutes before the scheduled 8pm kick-off after their bus had been caught in traffic on the three-mile journey from their city-centre hotel.
"Yesterday, I liked a post on Instagram without reading the text that accompanied the picture", he said.
In the wake of Tuesday evening's insipid 0-0 draw against Valencia in the Champions League, defender Luis Antonio Valencia has today attempted to explain his actions after "liking" an Instagram post which called for Jose Mourinho to be sacked.
But Greater Manchester Police said it has stopped providing escorts unless there is a risk to players.
"Every fixture is assessed individually and we will continue to work with all clubs to provide an appropriate policing response". "We anticipate everything that it could be unsafe, in the sense of arriving late but we were informed the police refused an escort".
"We took from the Lowry Hotel, 75 minutes. We anticipate everything that it could be unsafe, in the sense of arriving late, but we were informed the police refused an escort".
José Mourinho defended his players after their latest stuttering performance, claiming he was pleased with the effort and commitment even if there were things he would rather not say about certain aspects of the 0-0 draw with Valencia.
Trying to beat Newcastle United ahead of the worldwide break is essential according to Fellaini and after that break, they next play Chelsea away in the Premier League and Juventus home in the Champions League.