MANCHESTER, England — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho chose to walk to Old Trafford for the Champions League match against Juventus as traffic problems struck England’s biggest club once again.
United’s team bus arrived just 50 minutes before kickoff because of heavy traffic around the ground. Embarrassingly for United, the same thing happened for its last Champions League home game — against Valencia three weeks ago — and kickoff needed to be delayed.
Mourinho wasn’t on the bus. He had decided to walk the half-mile journey to the stadium from the hotel instead, and arrived about 30 minutes before his players.
"I walked in a hoodie, in the middle of the fans, no one recognized me," said Mourinho, who was escorted by security as he walked.