However, GMP said they are no longer obliged to give them an escort for every match - and the club were aware of the change in policy.
Following their fourth successive game without a win, midfielder Paul Pogba told reporters in the post-match mixed zone interview area that he had "been told I'm not allowed" to talk.
And on Wednesday morning, Greater Manchester Police released a statement to MEN on their decision not to provide United with an escort to the stadium.
Watford are of course on of the surprise packages so far and stand sixth in the table, Chris Stark giving a totally unbiased prediction that his team will win 4-0 at home against Bournemouth. "I'm definitely not Jose Mourinho and I'm not going to meddle in their relationship", Deschamps said.
United play Newcastle on Saturday at Old Trafford in the final round of Premier League fixtures before the worldwide break.
Yet more drama at Old Trafford.
Whether it was United who bid for Koulibaly or not remains unknown but one thing's for sure, you can't tell Fabio Capello any secrets.
"Only one defeat at home all season, only one defeat in the last seven matches", he said. And they're getting away with it.
They are 10th in the league after their worst start to a season in 29 years.
Though Mourinho retains the backing of United's owners for now, there needs to be a drastic turnaround in results and performances to save his job after four matches without victory.
"Prediction is Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 0".
"I have got to admit I was a little bit of a Manchester United fan for like the first five years of my life... I think everybody is behind the manager".
That's exactly how it's panned out, and while there's still time to turn the season around, the apparent lack of chemistry and desire among the United squad is concerning at best.