Man Utd to hold training session on Christmas Day ahead of Leicester clash… but festive lunch axed due to coronavirus

Man Utd to hold training session on Christmas Day ahead of Leicester clash… but festive lunch axed due to coronavirus

December 24, 2020

MANCHESTER UNITED will train on Christmas Day this year – but the annual festive lunch has been axed.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will take a 90-minute session with his squad at around 9.30am at their Carrington complex.

The Red Devils boss will go through last-minute tactics ahead of their clash away at Leicester on Boxing Day.

But the festive feast with staff has been cancelled and the canteen off limits to the majority of workers due to Covid-19.

United’s squad will then be allowed to head home for a few hours to spend time with their close families.

They will then meet up later on Christmas Day before heading down to Leicester ahead of the 12.30pm kick-off.

It is not known whether the Government’s new tier system or strict coronavirus rules have meant any changes to their plans.

Solskjaer and his team have been staying in hotels this season the night before big away games around England.

SunSport told last week how Chelsea boss Frank Lampard had ditched similar plans to help his side get over fatigue.

The Blues chief is now letting his squad sleep in their own beds and spend more time with their partners and kids.

He has axed the usual pre-match tradition for home games because of the hectic schedule and fixture congestion.

Chelsea travel to the Emirates on Boxing Day hoping to heap more misery on Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal flops.

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