Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Nathan Bishop.

Inside United's first warm-weather session in Spain

Sunday 09 February 2020 15:06

Manchester United have trained for the first time in southern Spain, as part of a warm-weather break that is set to recharge the Reds ahead of the all-important season finale.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his travelling squad arrived on Saturday afternoon when conditions were slightly overcast, but that was definitely not the case on Sunday morning as the continental sun shone warmly and brightly.

It provides a stark contrast to the weather that Storm Ciara is currently bringing to the UK, where a Premier League fixture has today been postponed as a result.

Our cameras were granted exclusive access to the first workout at the Marbella Football Centre and observed an intense but enjoyable session, which almost every player played a full part in.

Only three players trained away from the main group, but the signs appear to be encouraging for them all. 

Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay worked as a pair under the guidance of the club’s fitness staff, initially in a pitchside gym before moving onto the grass for some light running and exercise drills.

In a couple of exclusive interviews after the session, which you can read and watch later in the week, the powerful Reds both expressed hopes that they might return to full training later in the week. Solskjaer also stated that hope in our big interview with the boss earlier this weekend.
Meanwhile, fellow Academy graduate Tim Fosu-Mensah was also pictured working individually alongside another member of the coaching team, as he steps up his recovery from a serious injury. 

The versatile 22-year-old defender has not played since an outing with his previous loan club Fulham last April 2019, but is hopefully edging closer to a comeback as a United player.

Bruno Fernandes, signed from Sporting in January, was heavily involved throughout the Sunday morning session as the Portuguese playmaker continues to acclimatise to his new surroundings. 

Fellow mid-season signing Nathan Bishop, the young goalkeeper who was recruited from Southend United, also impressed alongside his fellow stoppers David De Gea and Sergio Romero.

Tuanzebe and McTominay step it up in Spain Video

Tuanzebe and McTominay step it up in Spain

Axel and Scott worked as a pair under the guidance of the club's fitness staff, as you can see here...

The squad will be back on the training pitch on Monday morning, when our cameras will again have exclusive access to the workout.

Keep an eye on all of our club channels for further insights.

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