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Solskjaer blames Man Utd’s horror home form on not being able to stay at Lowry Hotel before matches due to coronavirus

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has blamed Manchester United’s home form on their inability to stay at the Lowry Hotel before games.

The Red Devils have a long history at the Manchester hotel with Jose Mourinho and Solskjaer having lived their during their time as manager.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arriving at the Lowry last night

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer arriving at the Lowry last nightCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke

United face Chelsea at Old Trafford today and Solskjaer’s men stayed at the hotel last night for the first time this season.

Coronavirus and lockdown meant United had to stop using the exclusive spot and change their normal pre-match routine which Solskjaer reckons has had an impact on their form.

The Reds have lost both their home games this season – 3-1 to Crystal Palace before the 6-1 humiliation by Tottenham.



And speaking ahead of the Blues clash, Solskjaer said: “We need to look at the way we prepare.

“Maybe it’s something I’ve got to deal with.

“After the lockdown with Covid, we’ve stayed at home, we’ve had different routines coming into games.

“I’ve just got to look at everything, how the players prepare, because it’s been noticeable how well we’ve done away from home.”

Solskjaer lived at the Lowry while he was in temporary charge at United and only moved out once Ed Woodward confirmed he had the job permanently.

How Man Utd could lineup vs Chelsea
How Man Utd could lineup vs Chelsea

And Mourinho never left while he was Red Devils boss claiming it was because he cannot cook, clean or iron.

The Portuguese is said to have paid a staggering £779,000 on rent.

Solskjaer and Co edged past Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League midweek.

Marcus Rashford was the hero at the Parc des Princes yet again, as Bruno Fernandes also converted another penalty.

Solskjaer sent out his troops in a 3-4-1-2 formation, with the new strategy appearing to suit a number of players.

And he is likely to do the same against Frank Lampard’s side this evening.

With Eric Bailly ruled out through injury for a month, it’s possible Harry Maguire returns to the back-three on the left-side.

The Man Utd captain has endured a tricky run of form in recent months and was rested for the win in France.

But the England defender is best-suited to playing in a back-three, with Victor Lindelof set to take the final spot.

However, should Solskjaer opt to sideline Maguire again, Luke Shaw would likely start on the left of the back-three.

Solskjaer slams ex-Man Utd stars for attacking Mason Greenwood

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The Infamous Legend of the “Lake House Hotel” and Home of the Hotel of Horror (Saylorsburg, PA)-2020 Season Review

Introduction

Numerous haunted attractions use social media and advertising to promote their haunts as “horror movies” come to life. Often, even the best haunts fail to achieve this lofty goal for various reasons, ranging from variable actor quality and ineffective structural designs that fail to convey any sense of “realism.” Several years ago, we became tired of the traditional “haunted house concept,” which generally can be described as a variety of mazes filled with fake-looking animatronics and actors who did little to create any sense of fear. Many of these haunts advertised themselves as “extreme” experiences, but all fell short of their goal. Around this time, we first came across advertisements for the Hotel of Horror attraction.

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Hotel of Horror is a genuine, realistic nightmare that has evolved and exists solely with the intent to disturb and scare. Make no mistake, even during a year plagued by a pandemic, this attraction is relentless be design, tenacious by its history, and resolute in the “spirit” of fear which transcends the floorboards of the abandoned “Lake House Hotel.” Fear, cultivated by a constant sense of paranoia, generating imagery so holistically disturbing yet engaging, creates a desire to explore this relic of time, a cross between a 1950’s stylish hotel and a celebratory labyrinth of one’s darkest fears and disturbing imagery. Far from a “family-friendly” haunted attraction, be prepared to live a horror story, cross paths with the demonic, and come dangerously close with a barrage of twisted “scare-actors” that thrive off the energy of “fear.” 

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Hotel of Horror is perhaps best described as a never-ending ascension into a living horror movie; just stopping for a moment creates a lasting mental image of scenes that are “real” and not created by big-budget props or special effects. Each room features diversity in thematic design but has so much “character” in terms of disturbing items, oddities, and, at times, disturbing creativity it is easy to become trapped in this entire “experience” of terror. Carefully implemented designs are augmented by slow strobe light effects, scene-specific stylistic vintage music, sound, moments of darkness, and periods of violent creativity that haunt each hallway.  The culmination of years of collecting and creating disturbing items, heirlooms, and understanding how the mind processes “fear” has resulted in a most chilling, hauntingly beautiful yet always unsettling. A genuine immersive experience, the “reality” of the “Lake House Hotel” is the perfect backdrop of pure horror, pumping adrenaline and fueling a curiosity of the unknown.

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Prepared for safety, management, and staff has implemented numerous changes to help manage crowd flow and maintain a safe environment for guests and actors alike. Actor performances, even constricted by social distancing efforts, were extremely disturbing, featuring nightmarish creations that at times seemed more unnerving as actors slithered, created sickening noises, and had some of the most disturbing custom “masks” that made us squirm. Hotel of Horror is one of the most unique “real” haunted attractions one could ever visit, embracing the philosophy of psychological, visceral fear.

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US couple quarantined in Spain amid coronavirus outbreak get all-clear after ‘horror vacation’

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MADRID – A Georgia couple who was traveling throughout southern Spain earlier this month until members of their tour party tested positive with coronavirus are now on their way back home after getting the all-clear from doctors.

Sharon Wells, 62, and her husband Craig Carpenter, 55, of Pooler, Ga., and their party were quarantined for 19 days at the four-star Sol Melia Hotel in Torremolinos, a holiday resort near Malaga.

Sharon Wells, 62, and her husband Craig Carpenter, 55, of Pooler, Georgia, are quarantined in the Sol Melia in Torremolinos, Spain amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Sharon Wells, 62, and her husband Craig Carpenter, 55, of Pooler, Georgia, are quarantined in the Sol Melia in Torremolinos, Spain amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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A 70-year-old American man who was on the tour died in the hospital from the virus. He was treated for COVID-19 with the group’s Spanish tour guide at a hospital in nearby Ronda.

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Wells, a retired nurse, said 19 members of the tour were cleared to go back to the U.S. but four others are being re-tested after suffering fevers. They are awaiting the results.

Of those who have to stay, two are being treated in a hospital. One is in intensive care and has been on a ventilator for four days.“This was a horrific experience; it was a vacation from hell,” Wells told Fox News in a phone interview from her hotel. “I felt like I was in solitary confinement for 20 days in a foreign country with people who did not understand us.”

Sharon Wells tested positive for COVID-19, however, she has not shown any symptoms. Her husband Craig Carpenter tested negative.

Sharon Wells tested positive for COVID-19, however, she has not shown any symptoms. Her husband Craig Carpenter tested negative.
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Wells tested positive for the virus but her husband tested negative.

“I have never felt so alone and afraid. I wasn’t afraid for myself but for my friends and family at home,” she said.  “They were pouring out the prayers for our return. People I didn’t know were sending their prayers to me and my husband.

US COUPLE QUARANTINED IN SPAIN HOTEL AMID CORONAVIRUS SAY IT COULD BE A LOT WORSE

She continued: “I kept the faith and stayed strong. With God all things are possible. I had complained about it raining since Saturday. I listened to a young minister preach in (the U.S.) He said we have to go through something, then the rain comes. I took that as going through trials and tribulations but God has sent the rain to wash it all away.

“I went to the doctor and he said you have been cleared to go home. I jumped and shouted ‘Hallelujah, thank you, God. Thank you, Jesus!”

She praised the staff at the hotel where she stayed who even went out to Burger King to get her a burger.

Doctors gave the couple the all-clear as they had shown no symptoms of the illness after nearly three weeks in isolation.

Wells and Carpenter, a retired former computer programmer, had planned a two-week vacation in Spain

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