31-year-old Saudi Arabian 'goal machine' to train with Manchester United 4 years ago

31-year-old Saudi Arabian 'goal machine' to train with Manchester United

Surely the most exciting Mo in world football ;)

Manchester United may have waved farewell to Zlatan Ibrahimovic this week as he heads to MLS with LA Galaxy, but his place at their AON training complex won't stay vacant for very long, as a new face rolls up in the leafy settings of Carrington.


That's because Saudi Arabia striker Mohammad Al-Sahlawi is joining the ranks at United for three weeks, and will find himself under the discerning eye of Jose Mourinho for the best part of a month following the international break.

Al-Sahlawi is certainly knows how to find the net with an impressive international record of 26 goals in 33 games, and will be training at the club ahead of this summer's World Cup in Russia. His country have been drawn in Group A, alongside the hosts, Egypt and Uruguay.


The training visit is all part of a commercial agreement between United and sporting authorities in Saudi Arabia, where the marksman plays for Al-Nassr. Earlier in the season, United signed a memorandum of understanding with the General Sports Authority (GSA) to help develop Saudi football.


"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 GSA wrote on Twitter.

May God benefit him indeed.