Manchester United have switched between staying at two different hotels in the city before their four home games so far.
Before the first game of the season at Old Trafford against Leeds United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his squad checked into the Lowry, their usual accommodation, but for the subsequent matches against Newcastle United and West Ham United, they gathered at the Hyatt.
Sources say the club are open to continuing to alternate this season.
Traffic concerns around the Lowry were the driving factor behind the move to the Hyatt, which has better access to nearby main roads, but there was said to be caution over the prospect of protesters looking to impact Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for the visit of Newcastle.
In May, in the wake of the Super League, United demonstrators blocked the exit at the Lowry before the Premier League game against Liverpool, meaning the team bus was unable to leave and in part prompting the match’s postponement. The danger of the same group looking to disrupt Ronaldo’s second coming in a similar way is thought to have come under consideration.