Man Utd stars join academy training after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's week off orders

A handful of Manchester United stars chose to disregard Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's advice to take a week off and instead joined up with the club's academy side for extra training.

The squad were left surprised by Solskjaer's decision to take a week off during the international break, with many believing that they should be doing more work together after a tricky period which has put the boss' job under immense pressure.

As noted by The Athletic, some in the squad felt more sessions together would have been beneficial and chose to do what they could to work alongside one another, including rocking up to the youth side's sessions.

Mason Greenwood joined in sessions with Under-23 and Under-18 players on Monday and Wednesday, with Marcus Rashford turning up for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday after recovering from his illness.

Centre-back Raphael Varane made a few brief appearances as he steps up his return from a hamstring injury, while Luke Shaw was also spotted after medical staff were satisfied he is not carrying a head injury stemming from the defeat to Manchester City before the break.

The rest of the squad are all due back in on Monday, with Solskjaer ready to get back to work after taking a week off back in Norway with his family.

As it stands, United are not looking to sack Solskjaer as manager and are instead prepared to give him a little while longer to turn things around.

The first task for Solskjaer is a trip to Watford on November 20, after which United must prepare themselves for potentially tricky meetings with Chelsea and Arsenal.

The general belief is that co-chairman Joel Glazer, with whom the decision on Solskjaer's future rests, is not prepared to act on the boss' future while United remain in contention for a spot in the top four.

Source : 90min