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Saudi Arabia star Mohammad Al-Sahlawi set for Old Trafford

Saudi Arabia star Mohammad Al-Sahlawi is set to train with Manchester United ahead of the World Cup this summer.

The Saudi star is set for a three-week stint at Old Trafford after a deal was agreed to allow him to train with the club in preparation for this summer’s tournament 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.

It is understood Jose Mourinho has no intention of making any kind of move for the striker, with the training period being a commercial deal only.

Al-Sahwali, 31, has scored 26 times in 33 appearances his country and will be hoping to continue his good goalscoring record in Russia.

Saudi Arabia were drawn in Group A for this summer’s tournament alongside hosts Russia, Egypt and Uruguay.