Luke Shaw, Manchester United defender says, he will take “a massive step forward” when they return to training on Wednesday.
Although contact between players is not yet permitted, United’s squad will reconvene for a first session since the restrictions on coronavirus have been eased for elite sport.
Small group meetings will begin, but participants will stick to the laws of social space, arriving at home in training gear and showering rather than in communal changing rooms.
“The rules have to be really strict but we’re obviously all going to stick to them just to make sure things run as smoothly and safely as possible,” Luke Shaw said.
“I think we’re all determined to do things properly because we’re all looking forward to getting back on a proper pitch! Running down at the park is okay, but obviously it isn’t ideal.
“We have to do our work, keep fit and it’ll be nice to be around different people and see the boys again for a bit longer. It’s a massive step forward to get on the same training pitch as each other.”
Luke Shaw assured the official website of United that it will not just be the players who love returning to work, describing how “you could see how happy the coaches were” in a community call.