Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire says he and his team-mates will be keeping their eye on the ball during the build-up to their return to action when the Premier League gets back under way. The Reds are now back in training awaiting news of top-flight football making a return after a lengthy suspension caused by the Covid-19 pandemic that swept the globe.
And Maguire says that although the players have been able to maintain their fitness by working out at home and locally, the one thing they have missed out on is working with the ball. Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side are vying for spot in the Champions League and fans will be hoping to witness a brilliant resumption to the game, much like you would see in a pay per head situation where there are a wide spread of betting options available to you. So why not head over and get ready for the resumption of the Premiership Season.
Speaking to the cub’s official website, former Leicester City defender Maguire outlined exactly that the focus has been since the Reds got back in training in small groups in readiness for any announcement regards getting back on the pitch.
“The main thing that you miss when you’re running in parks and running on the treadmill is the ball work. We’ve been working hard over the last few weeks, even though we have not been in the training ground.
“We have all had GPS units and the club have been monitoring us really well and there has been some very difficult sessions in there in terms of running and physical work, but it’s so nice to get the ball.
“The balls were out straight away today, so it wasn’t like pre-season where the first day is normally testing. We got the balls out and it was nice to get the balls out. I am sure everyone will appreciate, like I said, the beautiful pitches that are at the training ground too.”
Meanwhile, Maguire, believes the protocols that are being followed mean the players are training in as safe as environment as is possible — and he says the shifts are working out well as they hone their skills and fitness.
“There are slots all the way throughout the day, so some people will be in in the afternoon. I feel sorry for the boys who are doing the afternoon today with the weather, so I’m sure it will be tough running out there.
“We have slots, I think every 30 minutes we have a different slot and each slot is taken by a different coach at the club. It’s obviously strange and something that we’re not used to, but at the moment it’s just getting the base fitness, the physical fitness and I think it’s good mentally as well to come into the training ground and get used to the surroundings once more.”
One way or another – and whenever it comes to pass – the United players will be ready willing, able and champing at the bit to get going once more.