Manchester United stars plan trip to Cheltenham Festival… but only if they beat Sevilla in the Champions League
- Manchester United have an extra incentive to beat Sevilla – a trip to Cheltenham
- Players want to head down to the famous horse racing festival on Wednesday
- Whether they decide to do so largely depends on the outcome of the second leg
12:31 BST, 12 March 2018
15:00 BST, 12 March 2018
Sportsmail understands that a large group of players want to head down to the famous horse racing festival on Wednesday.
However, whether they decide to do so largely depends on the outcome of the second leg of their last-16 second-leg clash with the Spaniards.
Manchester United’s players have an extra incentive to beat Sevilla – a day trip to Cheltenham
The tie remains in the balance following a scoreless first leg in Spain. Should things not go to plan, the players are aware that a trip to the races the day after European elimination may not be well-received.
There are several racing fans among Jose Mourinho’s squad. During January’s warm-weather trip to Dubai, a number of players headed to the Meydan Racecourse, where they saw Etijaah, ridden by Jim Crowley, win the Longines Ladies La Grande Classique. The group included Daley Blind, Phil Jones, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling.
In 2015, a number United players were snapped enjoying at day out at Cheltenham, including Carrick, Young and Blind.
In 2015, players went to Cheltenham (L to R: Daley Blind, Michael Carrick and Ashley Young)