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United scrap their Middle East winter camp

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United,
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Manchester United have scrapped their plans for a winter camp in the Middle East amid growing security concerns.

Manchester United have been regulars in the likes of Dubai and Qatar for some warm weather training.

However, with a winter break approaching the club is looking for an alternative location.

With the tit for tat military action between the USA and Iran, tensions are at a heightened level in the region.

Therefore manager Ole Gunnar Solskajer has pulled the plug as he has some serious concerns for his player’s safety.

According to The Mirror, the United boss insists his players will still get their break. But it is more than likely to take place somewhere in Europe.

“We were looking at the Middle East, but that is definitely not going to happen.”

“If there’s one thing that worries me, it’s not on the football pitch.”

“There are other things that will worry me more than football.”

“I’m going to give them a few days off. I don’t know where they will all scatter around, but we will stay in Europe.”

The Red Devils have a hectic schedule and with a depleted squad following a string of injuries, the rest will be crucial.

Solskjaer added:

“This mid-season break will be very important for everyone and we have five or six games until then.”