Manchester United's Europa League rivals held a training session in a local park ahead of tonight's game at Old Trafford.
Anderlecht players were shown kicking a ball about in Castlefield in a video posted on Twitter.
Quick thinking United fan Rob Pimlott wasted no time reaching for his phone when he bumped into the squad on a walk through the city centre.
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Manchester United will host Anderlecht at Old Trafford tonight in the second leg of the Europa League quarter final.
United have the upper hand after scoring an away goal in Belgium last week when the first leg ended in a one all draw.
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists there is no added emotion facing his former club Chelsea.
The Premier League leaders visit Old Trafford today (4pm kick-off) hoping to take another step towards the title, while Mourinho's side look to kick-start their top-four tilt.
Mourinho has lost twice against his former club this season, bowing out of the FA Cup after a narrow 1-0 defeat last month, compounding a 4-0 league loss in October.
Manchester United failed to make the most of a dominant display against RSC Anderlecht in last night's Europa League quarter-final in Brussels.
United were on top for most of the match, after a first half performance which saw another European goal for Henrik Mkhitaryan.
However not for the first time this season, the reds failed to kill the game off. Paul Pogba had the chance to put the tie out of reach for the Belgians, but his effort was saved.
Jose Mourinho's team will still be huge favourites to overcome Anderlecht and reach the semi-finals of the competition. Despite the late equaliser, Mourinho described the draw as a positive result.
Jose Mourinho has once again thrown down the gauntlet to Luke Shaw.
The United manager complimented the left back's performance after he replaced the injured Ashley Young against Everton on Tuesday night. However, Mourinho claimed Shaw was playing with 'his brain', claiming the England international needed instructions throughout the match.
The 21-year-old appeared to have a positive impact on the game, and it was his attempt on goal that led to a handball from Everton's Ashley Williams in the area. The resulting penalty was dispatched by United's top scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Shaw will now hope he can force his way into Mourinho's starting lineup for United's trip to Sunderland on Sunday.
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Phil Jones has pulled out of the England squad after picking up an injury in training ahead of the trip to Germany.
The 25-year-old was hoping to make his first international appearance since November 2015 after an injury-disrupted period at Manchester United.
However, Jones has been forced to withdraw from the squad after picking up an injury ahead of Wednesday's friendly in Germany.
"Phil Jones has been released from the England squad after picking up an injury in training ahead of this evening's trip to Germany.
The Manchester United defender has returned to his club and will not be part of the group that flies to Dortmund this evening.
There are no immediate plans to call up a replacement but, with Gary Cahill suspended for Sunday's game against Lithuania, Gareth Southgate will assess his options following tomorrow's match."
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