Man United midfielder Tom Cleverley is hopeful a training camp in the Middle East will provide the boost his side need for the rest of the season.
David Moyes is taking his team for a few days of warm weather training following last night's draw against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
And Cleverley is hopeful this will be good for the club. "We'll go away now and have a good five days of warm-weather training which will bring us together and hopefully do us good for the run-in," he told ManUtd.com.
"Warm-weather training is good for fitness as well as team bonding and the team spirit you get from having all the lads together. We did it last year and it really helped us - hopefully it'll have the same effect this time."
And United certainly need a positive outcome from the mid-season break. Yesterday's result left them 15 points off league-leaders Chelsea, and 11 points off their more realistic aim - the top four, and Champions League football.
Cleverley has taken some of the stick for the performances this season, and yesterday claimed he was being made the 'scapegoat' for the season. But he thinks the match against Arsenal showed signs United aren't far from turning the corner.
"I think we take confidence from the fact that we didn't really looked like conceding. We were solid and it felt like a classic Manchester United away performance where we hit teams on the counter-attack," he said.
The club will return from their trip in time for a crucial run of games. The club face Crystal Palace and then West Brom both in the Premier League, sandwiching a Champions League tie against Olympiacos. If the club are to salvage anything from this season, you would think they are all must win games.
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