Red Devils embark on week-long warm weather training in Doha.
Manchester United have flown to Qatar to enjoy a break in the sun ahead of returning to action in the FA Cup this weekend.
However, United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has not travelled with his players as he attempts to seal the £12 million capture of Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace.
The exciting England winger is expected to be loaned back to the Championship club for the remainder of the season as Palace push for promotion to the Premier League.
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Zaha’s potential future team-mates met delighted fans ahead of a training session in Doha.
Ferguson may receive a worrying phone call whilst sitting around the negotiation table – Wayne Rooney doesn’t look to have fully recovered from his recent injury.
Rooney may, or may not, feature in United’s FA Cup fourth round match against Fulham back at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Fergie may receive another unwelcome caller as the Football Association have asked the United boss to explain the comments he made about assistant referee, Simon Beck, after United’s 1-1 draw with Spurs on Sunday.
Ferguson could face a touchline ban after he described the official’s performance as ‘shocking.’
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