Manchester United rule out Qatar trip due to Middle East tension

Solskjaer confirmed they were looking into winter break but have changed plans

Solskjaer dará unos días de fiesta a sus jugadores en febrero
Solskjaer dará unos días de fiesta a sus jugadores en febrero | AFP

Manchester United have ruled out a winter training break in Qatar due to the tension in the Middle East after the United States ordered the killing of the Iranian general Qassem Suleiman.

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In retaliation, Iran targetted several American military bases in Iraq and also accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane leaving Tehran airport. 

United, how have time off in February due to the revamped Premier League schedule, were considering a trip to Qatar, but coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær says that will now not happen.   

"If there is one thing that worries me, it’s not on the football pitch; there are other things that will worry me more than football,” he said.

“We were looking at the Middle East but that is definitely not going to happen. I am going to give them a few days off. I don’t know where they will all scatter around but we will stay in Europe.”

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