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McKenna optimistic United can resume training in May, but club has plans in place if lockdown is extended

Manchester United coach Kieran McKenna is hopefully that the club will be able to resume first-team training once again in May.

We remain in a world of uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic and McKenna is cautious of the coronavirus situation in the UK and suggests there are other plans in place if the lockdown must be extended.

Whatever happens, United need to be prepared to act quickly — but the longer this drags on the more difficult it will be to finish the current campaign. Many people in the media seem to think this only affects Liverpool, and you’d swear the division consisted of one team whenever the argument is raise, but a lot of clubs want the remainder of the season played.

I’d include United in that.

Still in the hunt for top four, the FA Cup and Europa League.

Before the season was suspended amid the coronavirus, the Red Devils were on an 11-game unbeaten run, so I genuinely fancied us to reach our objectives on all three fronts.

Speaking to the official Man Utd app, he said (via Manchester Evening News): “At the moment, we are working towards, touch wood, the lockdown loosening after the deadline and being able to return to some sort of training.

“We are working to that schedule at the moment but, if we have to push back again, we have got a plan B and plan C already prepared.”

It sounds like their plans seems to extend past the present lockdown dates — and United were initially supposed to return to training on April 10.

As long as it’s safe, I don’t really care, and hopefully we’ve got the right people in place to make that decision at the right time.

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