Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has left the UK and flown home to Norway on Monday, the Daily Mail reports.

United players and staff were surprised to be given one week off, following a 2-0 defeat to Manchester City.

With most of United’s squad on international duty, Solskjaer decided to give the rest of the players and his backroom team a break rather than having them in for training at Carrington.

The move was said to be unexpected considering the crisis at Old Trafford.

Raphael Varane arrived at United’s headquarters on Monday for treatment on his hamstring injury and Marcus Rashford is due in to train after pulling out of England’s squad, but Solskjaer and his players have not been seen since Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Manchester City.

The Norwegian was pictured at Manchester airport with his wife Silje and their sons Noah and Elijah before travelling by private jet to his hometown of Kristiansund.