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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 18 April 2019

Romelu Lukaku: Dubai trip will make Manchester United a 'tighter unit'

The Belgian striker expects stay in the UAE to be a good team bonding exercise for the Premier League squad

Romelu Lukaku and his Manchester United teammates are now in Dubai for winter training. Action Images via Reuters
Romelu Lukaku and his Manchester United teammates are now in Dubai for winter training. Action Images via Reuters

Romelu Lukaku is confident Manchester United's winter training break in Dubai will help Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad become a "tighter unit".

The Premier League side arrived in the UAE on Sunday morning for some days away from the cold of England, with their next match not until January 13 when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur.

United, who have a 100 per cent record since Solskjaer replaced fired Jose Mourinho as manager until the end of the season, are reported to be staying at the One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court, close to Palm Jumeirah during their stay in Dubai.

Lukaku, who scored United's second goal in their 2-0 win over Reading in the FA Cup third round on Saturday, said of the trip: "It is going to be good for us as a team because we are performing well.

"But going away is going to help us become an even tighter group because we do a lot of stuff off the pitch together and we are going to be together for a week so hopefully it will make us a tighter unit."

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Updated: January 6, 2019 01:01 PM

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