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Man Utd take 10-min flight to Leicester as Fernandes leaves electric car behind

Manchester United take on Leicester in the Premier League with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under pressure following some miserable results prior to the international break

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Solskjaer preview Man Utd’s trip to Leicester

Manchester United decided to fly to Leicester ahead of their clash in the Premier League – a journey that took 10 minutes.

The squad flew from Manchester Airport to the East Midlands on Friday – a 100-mile trip – after the M6 was closed.

United would have usually chosen to travel by coach but a decision was made last-minute to fly following the unexpected closure of the motorway.

And the players would barely have had time to strap in their seatbelts with the flight taking just 10 minutes to reach its destination.

Bruno Fernandes, in a bid to lower his carbon footprint, was among those to turn up to the airport, parking his electric Porsche before joining up with his teammates.



Bruno Fernandes turned up to the airport driving his electric Porsche




He was spotted beaming as the likes of Nemanja Matic and Diogo Dalot also pulled in to the car park.

The only green Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be concerned with, though, is inside the King Power Stadium where he will be desperate for all three points.

United have some tough fixtures coming up, including matches against Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal.









And Leicester will be no walk in the park despite their iffy start to the season this year with the Foxes often renowned for their giant-killing in the Premier League.

Solskjaer will also have to conjure up a plan to fix his defensive issues after Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane were ruled out through injury.

It means Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly could partner up at the back, though the pairing has usually given the Red Devils more problems than solutions.



Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without Harry Maguire against Leicester




Another to have travelled is Phil Jones, who is back fit after spending 19 months out of the side, while Scott McTominay could also drop into the backline.

Once again, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and whether or not Solskjaer plays him from the start following uproar when he dropped him to the bench against Everton prior to the international break.

Among those perplexed by the Norwegian’s decision was Sir Alex Ferguson, who told former UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov that he would have started him.









Solskjaer dismissed Fergie’s quip as criticism, saying: “I’m quite relaxed about it.

“It’s not really fair on the gaffer that something like this gets broadcast. You always have opinions and you speak to people in confidence.

“I told my wife quite a few times that I disagreed with him but that never made headlines as a player. I’m sure Sir Alex knows that it doesn’t bother me. We all want to see Cristiano because he’s unique.

“But the plain fact of it is he cannot play every single game. That’s just physical nature and human nature.”




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