Mole hunt by Jose Mourinho: the Manchester United boss will launch an investigation into how his lineup leaked before the draw against Chelsea
- José Mourinho will launch an internal investigation on how his lineup came out.
- Mourinho was left smoking after waking up to find his XI headline on social networks
- He and his squad were photographed extensively as they headed to the team's hotel.
- It's the second time that Mourinho's team has filtered out before a game recently.
Simon Jones for the Daily Mail
Jose Mourinho will launch an internal investigation into how the Manchester United lineup leaked before Saturday's clash with Chelsea.
The United manager was furious after waking up at the team's hotel to find his 11 selected ads accurately posted on social networks and wants to know how the information came out.
Mourinho and his squad were photographed extensively as they traveled from the Stockport train station on Friday as they were heading to the Pestana Hotel in Chelsea.
José Mourinho was livid after waking up to find his XI headline on all social networks on Saturday
Mourinho wants to find out exactly how his initial lineup for the Chelsea game leaked
However, only the players and the staff in the back room were aware of the initial training when it was delivered that day.
It's the second time his team has leaked before a game recently, the same thing happened on United's trip to West Ham last month, which ended in an unceremonious defeat.
The last thing Mourinho wanted on Saturday was for his former club Chelsea to gain some advantage. Prior knowledge of the inclusion of Juan Mata gave Maurizio Sarri and his staff an idea of how United would be established.
The prior knowledge of Juan Mata's participation gave Maurizio Sarri an idea of United's configuration
United had a bad start at Stamford Bridge before regaining a foothold in the second half and taking the lead. The squad returned to Manchester on Saturday night with a bitter disappointment at dropping three points.
Although Mourinho's relationship with some of his players remains tense, he visibly appreciated their effort and drive in the 2-2 draw, applauding Luke Shaw and Anthony Martial.
United faces Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday night. Mourinho was furious after the traffic congestion delayed United's arrival at Old Trafford before his last draw with Valencia and has scrapped plans for the traditional pre-match stay in the downtown Hotel Lowry. United will stay closer to the ground this time.
United manager Mourinho applauded the likes of Luke Shaw (left) and striker Anthony Martial