Players and staff shocked at what has happened at Manchester United

What do you do when you face a crisis? Everyone knows that you head to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint and wait for all this to blow over.

Okay, perhaps doing what they do in the film “Hot Fuzz” is not quite the best course of action, but is going on holiday when everything is looking a little messy at home the best idea either? Some would suggest it isn’t.

Manchester United are a team that need to get its house in order and one that needs to do it quickly if their recent performances against the Premier League’s top sides are anything to go by. Indeed, many are not going to be interested in placing bets with the sportsbooks available at if the Red Devils continue to play the way that they are.

However, it has been revealed that the team has been given the week off and many around the club are surprised, with players and staff amongst those to have been shocked at the news, according to a report by the Daily Mail.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has taken advantage of the “unexpected move” to head back to Norway for a short break with his family and potentially escape the spotlight that will be shining on him, at least in England anyway.

His job at the club appears to be safe for the time being, though, as despite facing heavy criticism and calls for him to go, the Norwegian is expected to be in the dugout for the next game which is at Old Trafford and is against relegation-threatened Watford. You can guarantee that if the Red Devils do not perform here, then the chorus of boos and the calls for him to go will only grow.

With the club entering the international break, there will be many of the team’s first-team stars away on international duty, however it could have provided the manager with some needed time on the training ground to get some of the basics nailed down.

Nonetheless, there are a number of his key players remaining at Carrington this week and into the next week, so there was no reason why training could not go ahead as it would seem it is needed.

Raphael Varane remains with the club as he needs treatment for the hamstring injury he sustained, but Marcus Rashford would have been available after withdrawing from the England squad.

Unfortunately, things could be tough regarding Paul Pogba, as the France international became a casualty for the team as he had to limp out of training with a thigh injury.