United ramp up preparations for QPR
Preparations for Saturday’s friendly with QPR have stepped up at Manchester United’s training camp.
United take on the Championship outfit at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this week and after the players enjoyed a free afternoon on Wednesday, they were back at it on Thursday with a double session.
First, the media team chatted to several of the Reds’ coaching staff, to get a better idea of the work that they do with the team – keep your eyes peeled for the features dropping on our platforms soon!
The coaches then headed back to the pitch to take the morning practice, which lasted a couple of hours.
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There was plenty of work with the ball when compared to Wednesday’s fitness-heavy session.
We ended with a full 11-a-side game and we particularly enjoyed the neat interplay down the left wing which ended with Brandon Williams squaring for Facundo Pellistri at the far post.
While many of the squad then went in to shower, a couple of the lads stayed out to practise their crossbar challenge skills.
Our Ask Me Anything series then continued with a chat with homegrown pair Teden Mengi and James Garner.
It was another fun Q&A, with questions ranging from who would make it into the lads’ all-time five-a-side teams, plus their hidden talent and which Olympic sports they would compete in.
Look out for that soon! It was time for lunch after that, before the squad came back out for the second session. Just before that started young United fans Zac and Charlie, stars of our brilliant new series 'Little Devils', filmed a must-watch interview with Ole. It's not to be missed when it's released soon - we'll keep you posted on when it will be out.
On the pitch there are tough days out in the sun, but the camp is coming to a close and hopefully the fruits of the team’s labour will be evident in the weeks and months to come.