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“Bruno and Pogba pictures awaiting” – Some Man United fans react as full training could be a possibility



Twitter reacts as ‘close contact’ and ‘competitive’ training given go ahead

Manchester United fans could be closing in on seeing their stars take the field once again.

According to Sky Sports, the UK government has released phase two of its guidance for athletes to make a phased return to close-contact and competitive training.

This is conditional to them having the appropriate carefully controlled medical conditions in place.

Manchester United training
Manchester United players in training (Courtesy: Twitter)

Premier League footballers have already resumed small groups training with appropriate social distancing in force. The clubs now face a key vote on Wednesday over contact training.

The decision has been taken with the aim of helping competitors reach fitness levels required for matches. Close-contact training for elite athletes can include coaching and tackling in team sports within a two-meter distance .

‘Stage three’ of the government’s protocols are expected to centre around a return to professional sports in June.

A number of Manchester United fans took to Twitter to react to the news. We take a look at a few of them below.

Twitter reacts as ‘close-contact’ and ‘competitive’ training given the go-ahead

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United are currently in fifth spot in the Premier League. The club is still alive in two competitions and also in contention for a top-four finish. An eventual resumption of the season will be in our best interests.