Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ole Prepared for Big Games with Warm Weather Trip

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Ole Prepared for Big Games with Warm Weather Trip

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OLE Gunnar Solskjaer insists United will use their warm weather training trip to prepare for three big games within the next seven weeks.

United have taken advantage of their eight-day gap between the FA Cup victory over Reading and Premier League fixture at Tottenham on January 13 by travelling to Dubai for a mid-season sunshine break. Spurs host Chelsea in their League Cup semi-final first leg on Tuesday while United have a free midweek.

United have beaten four of the bottom nine league teams and Championship strugglers Reading in Solskjaer's first five games but Tottenham was identified as the sternest test of the Norwegian's first month as caretaker coach.

Despite the anticipation surrounding the Spurs fixture, fuelled by the possibility that Mauricio Pochettino could become United's next permanent manager in the summer, Solskjaer is keen to ready his players for the February fixtures against Paris Saint-Germain on the 12th and Liverpool on the 24th. …

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