Man Utd captain Harry Maguire outlines full extent of Premier League testing process



Posted Thursday, May 21, 2020 by Dailystar.co.uk

Maguire revealed his delight at reuniting with his Manchester United team-mates, even though they must observe social distancing measures throughout the sessions

Harry Maguire has revealed what he and his Manchester United team-mates experienced on their return to training on Wednesday after more than nine weeks away during coronavirus lockdown.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad worked in groups no bigger than five and maintained social distancing throughout the session at their Carrington training complex.

United captain Maguire gave an interesting insight into lengths to which the club are going to ensure the health and well-being of players and staff amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"The safety, it seems really well organised,” said Maguire. “We all got tested before we came in, so everyone in the changing-room has a negative test.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire outlines full extent of Premier League testing process
Harry Maguire said he was happy to be reunited with his Man Utd team-mates (Image: ManUtd/Twitter)

"Every morning we get our temperature taken before we get to the training ground, so obviously they’re checking the temperature.

"We all have an app where we fill in to see if we’ve had any symptoms throughout the day.

"It’s such a safe environment and it’s an environment which is there to be built on.

"At the moment we’re all just taking it phase by phase, step by step, and that’s the only thing we can do at the moment.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire outlines full extent of Premier League testing process
United stars obeyed social distancing as they returned to training today (Image: ManUtd/Twitter)

"The main thing is getting the physical work into our legs and it helps you mentally as well - being at the training ground and seeing familiar faces.”

Maguire revealed his delight at reuniting with his team-mates, even though they must observe social distancing measures throughout the sessions.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire outlines full extent of Premier League testing process
Daniel James and other stars looked delighted to be back on the field (Image: ManUtd/Twitter)

"It’s so good to be back just around the lads, even though like you say we are maintaining the social distance and respecting the guidelines,” said Maguire, talking to United's official app.

"It’s been a strange few months, but it's been a protocol which the club has followed.

"I was in a group of four, working with one coach, so not many people.

Man Utd captain Harry Maguire outlines full extent of Premier League testing process
Players looked relaxed in the warm weather at Carrington (Image: ManUtd/Twitter)

"You’ve got a lot of space, big areas, not going really close to anyone, but the main thing is getting the work in and it was a tough session, then go home.

"It’s literally we get to the training ground, we put our boots on, we go out on the field, we get in our cars and we drive home.

"The socialising isn’t really there, so there’s no banter between the lads, which I’m sure the lads are missing.”



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