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The News Minute | January 21, 2015 | 10:22pm IST

London : English football club Manchester United is reportedly facing a mice infestation at its Old Trafford ground.

United have endured a tough start to the current campaign, lying at the fourth spot in the league, 12 points behind leaders Chelsea after 22 matches.

A hygiene report reveals the club is working with pest control contractors to probe into the problem dealing with rodents in the North and South stands reports dailymail.co.uk.

Rodents have also been spotted in staff offices.

“They're a nightmare and they struggle to get rid of them,” a club insider was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk Wednesday, on condition of anonymity.

The stadium’s canalside location is thought to be main source for such an infestation.

A spokesperson for the club, however, said United does have a robust pest control system in place and weekly checks are made in all catering areas to ensure high levels of hygiene and cleanliness.

“If incidences of this nature do occur at the stadium, immediate and appropriate action will be taken,” the spokesperson said Wednesday.

United's next league match at home is against Leicester City Jan 31.

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