Manchester United players returned to training at Carrington on Wednesday ahead of their Premier League clash with Burnley tomorrow night.
Ralf Rangnick’s men will be looking for an improved performance on Thursday following a sluggish 1-1 draw against Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
The German has remained undefeated at United since taking up the temporary post back in November thanks to victories against Crystal Palace and Norwich City as well as a point in the Champions League against Young Boys.
Thursday’s opponent, Burnley, has not played since December 12, and Sean Dyche is likely to have a couple of election headaches tomorrow.
Take a look below at five things we saw at United’s training session today.
1) Cristiano Ronaldo smiles everyone
Following criticism from Gary Neville after the Newcastle point, the Portuguese ace appeared to be in good spirits ahead of the Burnley Test.
Let’s hope he’s back to his best tomorrow.
2) Juan Mata remains involved
Despite rumors today suggesting Mata will be released from his contract in January, the Spaniard played his part in training today.
There does not appear to be any indication yet that he will leave the club in the coming weeks.
3) Anthony Martial looks sharp
Another forgotten man at the Theater of Dreams, Martial, appeared to be on the ball in training today ahead of the visit of Dyche’s men.
Maybe he will surprisingly return to the fighting squad tomorrow.
4) Rangnick watches
Rangnick cut an impressive figure on the sidelines today as he watched United’s training session.
After a less impressive show on Monday, the German may have some difficult decisions to make ahead of tomorrow’s match.
5) No sign of David De Gea
A star player for Manchester United again this season has been De Gea, whose season so far has been filled with world-class saves.
He did not appear to be pictured today while training with Dean Henderson and Tom Heaton, who were seen making low saves at Carrington.
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