Manchester United’s preparations for Everton clash disrupted as emergency services race to squad’s Lowry Hotel base just minutes after players arrived – with two fire engines dispatched after reports ‘kitchen alarm was sounded’
- A team of heavily suited firefighters was called to the Lowry Hotel in Manchester
- The five-star establishment is used by Manchester United for every home match
- United players had not long since entered when the fire engines arrived
- The situation turned out to be a false alarm, hampering United’s preparation
Fire emergency have been called out to a situation at the team hotel of Manchester United, ahead of the side’s Premier League fixture against Everton.
Fire engines piled up outside the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, which is used by the Red Devils prior to all home fixtures at Old Trafford.
The United team coach arrived, as usual, just before 1pm with the full squad disembarking and entering the premises to take to their rooms.
Firefighters in full protective gear left the five-star hotel after it was seen to be a false alarm
Fire engines arrived at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester shortly after the players had entered
Fred (left), Alex Telles (right) and club talisman Bruno Fernandes (centre) were seen entering
It is reported by the Mirror that just one minute later two fire engines raced round the corner and then pulled up outside the main entrance of the hotel.
A series of firefighters are said to have swiftly exited the vehicles in full protective gear, before it emerged that the incident only appeared to be a false alarm.
Unconfirmed reports have since suggested that the alarm may have come from the kitchen of the plush, five-star hotel, causing the alarm to be raised.
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