Manchester United are on their way to Qatar.

The Daily Star Sunday says United will be preparing for Saturday's FA Cup tie at Old Trafford against Fulham with a training session out in Qatar.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson is taking his squad to the Middle East for what will be a welcome change of scene as biting winter weather grips the UK.

Fergie believes it will give his players a lift - but first they face a demanding task at White Hart Lane today facing Spurs before heading off to the sun.