Man United scraps planned training camp in Middle East

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Man Utd 'in a good place' despite falling revenues

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer expects to be backed in the transfer market Credit REUTERS

However, Solskjaer is not overly concerned about burnout. "If there's one thing that worries me, it's not on the soccer field".

"I'm going to give them a few days off, so I don't know where they'll all scatter around but we'll stay in Europe", he said.

"We looked at the Middle East, but that will definitely not happen".

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

Players can travel anywhere they want during the break, including Dubai, a popular travel destination.

Solskjær's more immediate focus is on the FA Cup third-round replay at home against Wolves on Wednesday.

But the accountancy firm warned United could soon find themselves slipping behind the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City due to their failure to qualify for the Champions League.

The first match at Molineux between the team, both in the last 32 of the Europa League, had ended goalless with United failing to land a single shot on target.

The manager was asked whether there was a danger United could become a team that compete only for cups, as they did primarily in the 1970s and 1980s.

"Supporters and the club alike are not happy with not challenging for the top position in the league". "This is the point at which we should feel, and many of today's fans have experienced a time when we have consistently won the league". It might be that we start with winning a cup and then these players will get that taste.

Rashford had come off on Saturday after scoring twice in a 4-0 thrashing of Norwich, with Solskjaer admitting the England global is carrying "quite a few knocks".

Solskjaer said he had no update on the situation, adding: "I've got no transfer updates, so no".

"They're working hard to improve their game. If we get something that we can tell you about, we will, but I've got no news now". We have five or six games left before the winter break.

"I think you can see it was two teams towards the end that were exhausted".

Solskjaer warned Mason Greenwood of a possible draft in England.

I think Mason will have a long career.

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