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PICTURE SPECIAL: Snow? What snow? Manchester United stars arrive in Qatar

11 Jan 2010 17:32:33

PICTURE SPECIAL: Snow? What snow? Manchester United stars arrive in Qatar

Manchester United haven't enjoyed the best of starts to 2010, with an FA Cup defeat to Leeds and a Premier League draw at Birmingham. What better time then for a mid-season tonic? Manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his United stars have arrived in Doha for a few days of warm weather training, before they head back to 'Frozen Britain' for next Saturday's home clash with Burnley. A united front: Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Gary Neville during a training session in Doha on Monday Double act: United assistant manager Mike Phelan and boss Sir Alex Ferguson in Qatar For United star Wayne Rooney, it is a second trip to Qatar in two months, having played for England in their friendly defeat against Brazil in November. Training camp: United stars stretch in Doha The champions have come under fire at various times this season due totheir stuttering form, but Ferguson could yet have the last laugh. A united front: Wayne Rooney arriving back in Qatar on Sunday United are still only a point off leaders Chelsea in the title race,face a League Cup semi-final against Manchester City later this month,and will take on AC Milan in the second round of the European Cup. Is he checking the time? Sir Alex looks at his mobile phone in Doha And the club have happy memories of mid-season sunshine. Remember tenyears ago, when United played in Brazil at the World Club Championship?They came back and cantered to another league title.  Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson in row with refs againUnder-fire Mark Clattenburg stands his ground in row with Manchester United boss Sir Alex FergusonGRAHAM POLL: Look again, Fergie! Why Manchester United's referee baiter Darren Fletcher deserved to be sent offPATRICK COLLINS: Is it time for Ferguson to ride into the sunset?MANCHESTER UNITED FC


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