Manchester United will face Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday but the Serie A side’s preparations have been scuppered by six fire alarms at their hotel through the night
And United could have an advantage – a good night’s sleep.
“Do you think it’s just a [coincidence]? I don’t think so.
“Such a warm welcome from local people is terrible,” as she sent an ominous message to supporters back in Bergamo, with the reverse fixture taking place on Tuesday, November 2.
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“I hope our fans will support our players and, perhaps, the same thing will happen in a hotel in Italy.”
A fellow resident staying at the five-star Raddison hotel, The Edwardian, in central Manchester tweeted at 6:12am.
“When you stay in the same hotel as the Man United opposition the night before a big game of course you are rudely woken by 04:51, 05:00, 05:36 and 06:11 fire alarms!”
Lorraine Duarte also replied with two more mentions of fire alarms.
There is huge pressure on Solskjaer and co to deliver three points at Old Trafford but the Red Devils manager is well aware of the threat which the free-scoring Atalanta boast.
“They’re a good team,” Solskjaer told manutd.com.
“We followed them of course when we signed Amad and what they’ve done in the last three or four years in the top three positions in Serie A.
“They play high-pressing and intense, and have loads of energy in the team and good quality with players who can hurt you.
“They’re a team with clear style, so it’s going to be another tough game as it always is.
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“If I remember correctly, they beat Liverpool last year at Anfield so that says a lot about them and the quality they’ve got.”
Gian Piero Gasperini’s side claimed a 4-1 win at Empoli on Sunday but have had a slow start to the season compared to their previous to campaigns in which they have clinched second.
Their league record is identical to United’s after eight domestic matches, something which Solskjaer believes demonstrates the difficulty of Europe’s first-rate competition.
“They were the third seeds in the group and that shows how tough this group is,” he stated.
“If you win your home games then that’s the key in the group stages and then if you can then get a result or two away then you’re through.”