David De Gea is welcomed back into the fold.

De Gea feels fully recharged after break

Manchester United keeper David De Gea says he has a “full battery” again after holidaying in advance of linking up with the Reds on Tour 2018 presented by Aon.

The Spain no.1 had a disappointing World Cup as his country lost coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament and went out in the round of 16, to hosts Russia, on penalties. From a United perspective, it at least allowed the brilliant Reds' Player of the Year to have a break and still link up with his colleagues in the United States.

With the game against Liverpool rapidly approaching (Saturday 22:05 BST kick-off, live on MUTV) and a huge crowd anticipated at Ann Arbor, De Gea's return is a boost, even though Joel Pereira and new boy Lee Grant have performed well in his absence.

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“I'm really happy to be back with the team and with my team-mates,” he told MUTV.

“It's beautiful weather and I want to be fit as quickly as possible. I had a holiday with my family, with my friends and everyone, and have a full battery to come back here to start again. It's always good to have a break, to relax and enjoy it with people.

”The season is long. You need to take a good rest and start again. Everything starts again and, hopefully this season, we'll do our job all together and try to win big things. 

“It's hard. The first training session is always a bit difficult. The weather is hot and it's hard. I'll keep focused and training hard.”

David De Gea is enjoying being back in training.
David De Gea is clearly enjoying being back with his colleagues.