Ole turns up the heat on our second day in Spain

Monday 10 February 2020 15:05

The Manchester United squad has completed another sweat-inducing workout under the warm sun and clear blue skies at the Marbella Football Centre, as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his coaches continue to re-energise the squad ahead of the season run-in.

This first-ever winter break in Premier League history is providing an invaluable opportunity for the Reds to concentrate on tactical work and fitness, while also embedding new signings into the group.   

After arriving on Saturday afternoon and completing an opening session on Sunday, Solskjaer and his staff really turned up the heat on Monday morning – and our cameras had exclusive access to it all. 

The session was action-packed from the start as the intensity stepped up, with a series of attack-versus-defence drills and small-sided matches that triggered the players’ competitive streaks. 

There was one new face involved in the session, too, as young Academy goalkeeper Jacob Carney took part with his fellow stoppers David De Gea, Sergio Romero and Nathan Bishop, after flying over to boost the numbers in light of two Under-23 keepers taking part in a separate camp in Portugal.
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Tim Fosu-Mensah, Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe trained away from the main group once again, just as they did on Sunday, but the trio appear to be making progress under the watchful eyes of the club’s diligent fitness coaches.

Our cameras were also on hand to capture the three Academy graduates hitting long-range passes, with McTominay showing off his fancy footwork in the process.

Speaking to us earlier this week, Scott revealed how his positive mindset has helped him to manage the first major injury of his senior career. “Yeah I am feeling good, I am feeling fit,” he said. “I have always had that drive and ambition to keep on top of my fitness and look after my body, because it is the most important thing at the end of the day. I am feeling well. 

“It is nice to be in Marbella with the boys, get a little bit of sunshine and get some warm-weather training as well, which is obviously more beneficial than being at home. It brings everyone together as a group. I have not seen them that much over the last five or six weeks, so it is good to see everyone, see the boys all together again and hopefully we can finish the season really strong.”
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After Monday’s session, Diogo Dalot spoke exclusively to us and happily admitted it was beneficial to him, as the fit-again Portuguese defender looks to make an impact during the final months of the season after recently returning from injury with a series of accomplished displays. 

Dalot is of course a compatriot of our new signing Bruno Fernandes and was pictured driving the playmaker to the Aon Training Complex late last month, in an effort to help him integrate. 

When asked about how our new no.18 is settling in, Diogo was happy to report that he is already one of the lads and even claimed it feels like he has been a Red for several years. Look out for the exclusive interview with Dalot later today. 

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