Jose Mourinho is to launch an internal investigation into how Manchester United’s line-up was leaked ahead of Saturday’s clash with Chelsea.
The United manager was left fuming after waking up at the team’s hotel to find his selected 11 accurately posted on social media and wants to know how the information got out.
Mourinho and his squad were widely photographed travelling from Stockport railway station on Friday as they headed to the Pestana Hotel in Chelsea.
However, only players and backroom staff were privy to the starting line-up when it was given out that day.
It is the second time his team has been leaked before a game recently — the same happened on United’s trip to West Ham last month which ended in unceremonious defeat.
The last thing Mourinho wanted on Saturday was for his former club Chelsea to gain any advantage. Prior knowledge of Juan Mata’s inclusion gave Maurizio Sarri and his staff insight into how United would set up.