The press were invited to Carrington today to watch Manchester United train ahead of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Barcelona.
Updates filtered through social media in regard to who returned to training and who missed out, casting doubt over whether certain players will be available, mostly via Manchester Evening News reporter Samuel Luckhurst.
This is also a good opportunity for journalists to gather some insight into how United are training, what methods are being used and some indication on who will start the match against Barça.
It was concerning to read that Marcus Rashford trained away from the first team. We will wait to hear from the manager, who holds a press conference later today.
Anyhow, Premier League and MUTV reporter/presenter Ian Irving got some cracking footage of Sergio Romero having a pop at goal.
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OI SERGIO ROMERO. STICK TO KEEPING YEAH. 🤣🤣🤣🤣. A little snippet from Manchester United training this morning ahead of the Barcelona match. The mood was bright and upbeat, lots of smiles and laughter about the place. Marcus Rashford was working separately from the main group, warming up his ankle before joining in. Alexis Sanchez was back but no sign of Nemanja Matic or Ander Herrera so United may be short of midfield options. No Eric Bailly or Antonio Valencia training either. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will speak later on at a press conference and hopefully will give an update on their status then… @manchesterunited @championsleague
“OI SERGIO ROMERO. STICK TO KEEPING YEAH,” Irving posted on Instagram,
It’s fair to say they’ll need a search team or two to find the ball.
Best get back in goal, Sergio!