Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Man Utd training plan derailed by coronavirus

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his plans scrapped by the coronavirus crisis that has gripped the nation.

The Norwegian had initially planned for his Manchester United stars to go through a military-style boot camp to preserve their fitness ahead of the end of the season.

The former Cardiff manager has made his player’s conditioning a top priority and it has helped them to an 11-match unbeaten streak.

However, as the coronavirus continues to rock the country the Premier League took the measure to suspend the competition.

Initially, the league had been postponed until April 3 but that seems an optimistic date given recent events.

On Monday, Boris Johnson announced that the country was to go into lockdown – meaning a return to sport seems even further than before.

For Solskjaer, it means that his bootcamp has been delayed, according to the Metro.

The programme was set to start on Monday but United have been forced to indefinitely cancel their plans.

“We continue to review the situation day by day, but in light of [the] evolving situation and latest governmental guidance the team will now be training individually away from the ATC [Aon training complex],” the club said.

Football has been put on hold with the likes of the FA, Premier League and EFL binding together.

A joint-statement released this week read: "The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA, understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19.

"We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so.

"We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

"The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that "the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June" and "each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season".

"However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.

"Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April."

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