Manchester United captain Harry Maguire is happy to resume training despite the unusual measures taken to ensure safety as the Premier League prepares to return.
Maguire told MUTV he felt “so safe” when he returned to training at Carrington on Wednesday – after which the club posted a series of images of hard-working players on their Instagram account.
Premier League football was stopped in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but clubs can now train in small groups as part of “Project Restart”, which provides for a return to play at mid-June.
Paul Pogba was pictured returning to training with Manchester United on Wednesday
Harry Maguire expressed his pleasure to resume training on MUTV on Wednesday
“It has been a few strange months, but it is a protocol that the club has followed. It seems to be such a safe environment, “said center back Maguire, 27.
“This is our first day back today, but it seems so safe and everyone respects it so well, as long as it can go on and I’m sure no one will have any problems. “
The league confirmed on Tuesday that six people from three different clubs had tested positive for COVID-19.
Maguire believes that United is doing everything to ensure the well-being of the players and the staff, with temperature checks carried out every morning and training provided in 30-minute periods, with a different trainer in charge of each segment.
Anthony Martial was one of the many United players featured on their Instagram
Odion Ighalo (left) and Juan Mata (right) smile at the camera as they work on exercise bikes
Young winger Daniel James gives the green light as United resumes training on Wednesday
“Security seems really well organized. As you said, we were all tested before we arrived, so everyone in the locker room has a negative test, “added the English defender.
“There are far fewer people on the training ground. Today, I was in a group of four, working with a trainer, so not many people.
“This is the first step. We are in phase one, get through this phase without any problem. It’s only the first day, but it’s been a good start for me.
Manchester United were fifth in the Premier League with 45 points, three behind Chelsea, fourth, when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus epidemic.