UCLA bomb threat hours after Manchester United training
A bomb scare saw the Los Angeles university where Manchester United and Real Madrid have been training evacuated on Thursday morning. The world famous UCLA had a threat phoned in.
A bomb scare saw the Los Angeles university where Manchester United and Real Madrid have been training evacuated on Thursday morning.
The world famous UCLA had a threat phoned into their campus police station at around 10pm local time on Wednesday (6am Thursday GMT).
United were at the Montage hotel, around a 20-minute drive away, at the time but have trained on the campus all week. Real Madrid arrived in LA on Wednesday and had their first training session at UCLA that afternoon - shortly after United's.
Manchester United captain Michael Carrick (left) leads his team in training on Wednesday
Real Madrid are also training on the UCLA campus on their tour of the United States
After the call, the university evacuated more than a dozen halls of residence to Drake Stadium - on the campus but away from the threat.
Police searched the area using four bomb-detecting dogs but found nothing of concern.
At 12.20am on Thursday (8.20am GMT) an announcement was made that the threat was unfounded and that the students could return to their dorms.
Jose Mourinho's side take on LA Galaxy on July 16 in the first match of their American tour before facing Real Salt Lake in Utah two days later.
(L-R) Eric Bailly, Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Chris Smalling warm up on the university pitch
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane hops off a golf buggy to head to training on Wednesday
The International Champions' Cup then starts on July 21 with a fixture against rivals Manchester City in Houston before United head back to California to face Real Madrid on July 23.
The tour concludes with a game against Barcelona in Maryland on July 27.