Manchester United cancels mid-season Middle East training camp due to security fears

Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Aaron Wan Bissaka hails Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's"exciting plans for Manchester United

United have often used the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex in Dubai as a warm-weather base in recent years, and the Old Trafford outfit were set to visit the venue in the upcoming first ever winter break for Premier League clubs.

In another incident, a Ukrainian passenger jet was shot down as it left Tehran by Iranian military, killing all 176 people aboard. "We were looking at the Middle East, but that is definitely not going to happen".

Solskjaer indicated he would instead give his players some time off to spend alone during the break, which will follow United's home match against Wolverhampton in the league on February 1. I don't know where they're all going to be, but we're staying in Europe.

Solskjaer is trying to carefully manage the demands on his younger players, and his squad as a whole, as they prepare for their 14th game in 46 days.

"I think the mid-season break is very, very important for everyone", he said. It could be that we start winning a cup and then these players get the taste., We want to be a challenge for the league and the Champions League.

This is a huge boost for Liverpool, especially due to Rashford's past in this fixture.

Solskjaer knew that there were concerns. I'll give them a few days off.

United are reportedly in talks over a deal for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes, which could cost as much as £70million, though Solskjaer offered no update on that or any other moves in the January market.

"It is physically and mentally demanding and we've got to make sure we energise them with results", he said.

Speaking after the game, Solskajer told reporters Rashford picked up a recurrence of a back injury that he had been struggling with, saying: "Yeah [bringing him on] backfired but you have to go for it once in a while".

"Of course we're looking at a couple of signings and strengthening here and there but the core group is there".

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