Manchester United could return to training as early as next week
According to MEN, Manchester United are preparing their Carrington training complex amidst the possibility that the Premier League will resume next month.
The club has provisionally planned for the players to report to training next week. Groups of twos and threes are scheduled to return on Monday for sessions that will be conducted with the majority of the coaching staff absent.
Meanwhile, the Carrington groundstaff have started relaying pitches after the cancellation of the Under-18 and Under-23 campaigns. According to the report, these two pitches have been maintained for the first-team.
Players have not trained at the facility since the league was suspended on March 13. United, however, are keen to get their players in the best shape possible in anticipation of a return to action.
After being instructed by the club, overseas players returned to the English shores last week. This includes the likes of Odion Ighalo, Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero.
The club’s strength and conditioning coach Charlie Owen is in constant touch with the players. Currently under quarantine, United stars have been asked to step up their fitness training ahead of planned sessions at Carrington.
The club’s actions seem to be in line with Andreas Periera’s revelations last week. The Brazilian had revealed that small groups of players were expected to start training from the 18th of this month.
A return to action will see the return of injured stars Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford. The return of these key members will enhance our push for a top-four finish.
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United had issued the players with individual programs and nutritional menus following the suspension of competitions in March.
Owen, lead sports scientist Ed Leng, and head of athletic training Richard Hawkins have also held web meetings with players