As the final whistle was blown at Old Trafford on Saturday evening the majority of the players already had their suitcases ready to go.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has given his players a week off to relax before the squad fly out on their own warm weather training camp on Saturday and if the standard of a lot of the last round of Premier League games is anything to go by the break is needed.

You only need to look at Liverpool dismissing the importance of the FA Cup to know how important Premier League managers think the break is ahead of the final run in.

After a congested festive period, fatigue has been creeping in and Solskjaer admitted it will be 'nice' for the players to have a break ahead of the final push of the campaign with United looking to get into the top four.

"It'll be a nice break and I think it's about time we had that in England. I think all teams will get their energy levels back," Solskjaer said about the break.

But while some players are enjoying a well earned rest there are others who need this week to take themselves to the next level in order to push into the starting XI.

While Fred was throwing himself down a water slide in his private Maldivian villa, having started every league game for United since the draw against Arsenal back in September, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw and Diogo Dalot were sweating it out at a training centre in Dubai.

Shaw is on his first family holiday with his partner and baby son but has taken time out to be with his teammates on Wednesday morning as they were put through their paces at the Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex.

It's been a tough few months for the left back as he fought to get back to full fitness while watching teenager Brandon Williams take his spot in the starting XI. With the Euros around the corner, the 24-year-old will be determined not just to prove a point to Solskjaer in the final few weeks of the season but also to Gareth Southgate as he selects his squad.

Dubai's been a catalyst for change for Shaw before. Back in the summer of 2018 the left-back arranged his own session with a club fitness coach before the pre-season tour of America. His determination and improved fitness impressed Jose Mourinho and the England international went on to be named the club's player of the season at the end of the following campaign.

Since returning from injury he has shown to Solskjaer why he should be back in consideration to be first choice after solid performances out of position against Liverpool and Manchester City and over the next two weeks he can prove he has the determination and tenacity as well as the ability.

Fellow full back Dalot also faces a similar battle.

During his time sidelined through injury he's seen Aaron Wan-Bissaka nail down the position Dalot wanted in Solskjaer's team. The right back has already warned the England international he is prepared to fight for his place and he's showing he's a man of his word with extra training sessions.

The 20-year-old can give himself the edge over United's summer signing ahead of the warm weather training camp next week  and he'll hope he gives Solskjaer a selection dilemma ahead of the trip to Stamford Bridge.

As will Lingard.

In a season of highs and lows for United Lingard's has mainly been a low. He's failed to impress during the current campaign and there's already speculation over his future ahead of the summer window.

Back in 2016 Lingard underwent a six week transformation to impress the incoming Mourinho and while it will be six days rather than weeks, he's already showing his commitment to turn his season around.

Bruno Fernandes' arrival brings a new pressure to 27-year-old and while the Portugal international will be hoping to impress his new manager and teammates at next week's training camp Lingard will be aiming to remind Solskjaer and Southgate why he should still be in their thinking come the end of the season.