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Jesse Lingard explains how Man United stars are keeping fit in COVID-19 shutdown

Jesse Lingard has discussed how Manchester United players are keeping in contact with staff as they aim to preserve fitness levels upon the eventual return to football.

The threat of COVID-19 means the UK, as well as many other countries across the world, are on lockdown meaning players can’t stay sharp by training as a group at the Carrington training facility.

In an unprecedented period for football, players are being forced to train at home in order to keep fit.

And Lingard has explained how each player is given an individual daily training plan to complete from home.

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“We have a WhatsApp group with the fitness coach and he’s giving us daily plans to do throughout the week so we’re all keeping active,” he told Sky Sports, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“We’ve been in contact with the manager and the coaching staff, seeing how they’re getting on so we’re still a tight-knit group and we’re just raring to go now.”

The postponement of football came at the worst possible time for United who were on an impressive unbeaten run of 11 games in all competitions.

While United’s progress has been halted, this difficult time is being shared by every club and we are confident the measures are in place to maintain the squad’s fitness for when football finally comes back.

Lingard, meanwhile, has had to settle for a role on the bench since Bruno Fernandes arrived in January and faces an uncertain future this summer.

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