Thursday 29 March 2018

Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi to join Manchester United training

Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi will spend three weeks training with Manchester United.

The 31-year-old, who has scored 26 times in 33 international appearances for his country, is looking to sharpen up his game ahead of this summer’s World Cup in Russia.

“It was agreed with Manchester United for Mohammed Al-Sahlawi to join for a training programme for three weeks, may God benefit him,” Turki Al-Sheikh, chairman of the General Sports Authority (GSA) of Saudi Arabia, wrote on Twitter.

The arrangement is part of a commercial agreement with the Old Trafford club and sporting authorities in Saudi Arabia, where Al-Sahlawi plays for Al-Nassr.

United in October signed a memorandum of understanding with GSA which will see the club help develop the Saudi football industry, as part of its 2030 Vision — the plan to diversify the Saudi economy and to develop its public sectors announced in 2016 by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

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