Atalanta players were woken up by a fire alarm that went off five times in their hotel in Manchester and Twitter users have reacted sarcastically: ‘It’s Ole’s tactic.’
The Red Devils’ coach is under pressure after suffering a 4-2 defeat against Leicester City last weekend.
Atalanta, on the other hand, won 4-1 at Empoli and arrive at Old Trafford as the Group F leaders.
However, Gian Piero Gasperini’s players had a tough night as there were not able to get regular sleep because of a fire alarm that went off five times.
Ruslan Malinovskyi’s wife Roskana revealed what happened on Instagram and hinted that it may not have been a casual incident.
“The alarm went off five times, since the team arrived,” she wrote in an Instagram story.
“It was at full power. Do you think it’s just an incident? I don’t think so. Such a warm welcome from local people is terrible. I hope our fans will support our players and, perhaps, the same thing will suddenly happen in a hotel in Italy.”
The news became viral on social media, with many fans commenting on it.
“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” one fan wrote referring to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position. He wasn’t the only one.
Check out the best reactions below:
Atalanta players woke up five times to the sound of a fire alarm in their hotel in Manchester last night. ‘I don’t think it was a casual incident’, said Ruslan Malinovskyi’s wife Roskana. https://t.co/A8sWGvHsLw #Atalanta #MUFC #MUNATA #UCL #Calcio
— footballitalia (@footballitalia) October 20, 2021
You know Atalanta have arrived, even outside of Italy, if they are feared enough to have to resort to this https://t.co/hZSx1QkKEQ
— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) October 20, 2021
This proves hiw big Atalanta has become. They're absolutely feared. https://t.co/jl5HTIhACH
— SH (@_Shiroi_Hoshi) October 20, 2021
It was Ole himself. 😂 desperate times call for desperate measures pic.twitter.com/BmbinBYELE
— PZ Ⓛ 🇵🇱 🇨🇦 (@PolishCDN) October 20, 2021
Oles tactics to win tonight.. 😂😂😂 keep the Atlanta players sleep deprived.. so they all start playing like Maguire!!! #OleOut
— Aryton (@123Aryton) October 20, 2021
This is marvellous. https://t.co/iSlEOPhYFs
— @LeeWrig (@biggeorgewrig) October 20, 2021
Once a great club like Manchester United needing these things to win against mighty Atalanta in 2021..
N some told me ronaldo upgraded 🤦♂️.
Ron did a career suicide joining an ole team. https://t.co/wOrqKamWN2
— Abhi 🖤🤍 (@DYBALAMASK15) October 20, 2021
Desperate times, you say 😂 https://t.co/oZOKsmt5vY
— Japhet 🌚 (@Jpht4) October 20, 2021
— You 🍁 (@MaxiEffect) October 20, 2021
— kardi (@kxrdiii) October 20, 2021
— 🧘🏼♂️ (@VibesUTD) October 20, 2021
— Jack Harlow (@timithedummy) October 20, 2021
Ole trying to sabotage the match. https://t.co/DlUzQqT7yq
— ViChadaRoy (@VicAroyA2) October 20, 2021
It was Ole 😭😭 https://t.co/JZrHSSOEGf
— Mourhinista Fan (@MourinhoNews77) October 20, 2021
Brilliantly done from ole here, if they're tired, they can't perform at 100% https://t.co/lSoz0zOhqH
— Sagheer Osman🔰🇵🇸 (@sagheerosman) October 20, 2021
— #OleOut (@RandyscrandyL) October 20, 2021