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20/01/2013 19:00, Report by G Thompson

Reds relish winter sun

Michael Carrick believes Manchester United's mid-season break to Qatar will be vital to the team's quest for silverware for the remainder of the campaign.

The squad fly out to the Middle East on Sunday evening for a four-day training camp in the sun.

Carrick joked that the players are looking forward to escaping the snow and believes the trip will stand the players in good stead for the challenges that lie ahead.

"I think it will be an important break for us," he told MUTV.

"We can get the sun cream out hopefully and get out on the beach and relax a bit!

"It's a busy season and there are busy times ahead. It's about recuperating and getting ready for the next game."

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Leaving the snow behind

"I think it will be an important break for us. It's a busy season and there are busy times ahead. It's about recuperating and getting ready for the next game."

- Michael Carrick

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