Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Everyone's Onside with Mourinho's Traffic Moan

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Everyone's Onside with Mourinho's Traffic Moan

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HOW ironic that the United bus struggled to battle through the Manchester traffic when it's an everyday occurrence for everyone else.

Rush-hour and a football match is not a great recipe for a city decimated by road planners who wouldn't look out of place on the set of Monty Python.

From the costly folly of redundant cycle lanes on Great Clowes Street, to the ridiculous dead end, no through roads of what used to be two important arteries - Corporation Street and Deansgate - and the 20mph obstacle course known as The Crescent, Manchester has become the city where cars really are not welcome.

It's no wonder Jose Mourinho wanted a police escort to Old Trafford. That's just how the rest of us feel when trying to manoeuvre around the badly-planned road network of, supposedly, one of the major cities in Europe.

Graeme Warner, Whitefield Airport is an insult to city I READ with amusement about the airport delays on Monday and Tuesday and the fact it was caused by a terminal breakdown.

We returned from Spain on September 21 and queued for 45 minutes.

There was also one of the terminals not working - that's 20 per cent of the total.

I am a regular traveller through T3, but I have stopped booking Ryanair now - even though they are the cheapest - simply because of T3.

I notice that Manchester Airport is the second worst in the country - what an insult to the people of Manchester.

Thomas Gregory, Manchester Bring Giggsy back to Reds NOW that Mourinho has finally convinced most supporters that he cannot or will not allow United to progress from a dysfunctional to a real team, it's time to appoint someone who will.

The next manager, soon I hope, must be someone who really wants United to win, not a mercenary. …

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