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Luke Shaw has revealed the Manchester United squad are “itching” to get started with ball work when the players return to training on Wednesday.
After a conference call with Premier League clubs on Monday, it was announced that a unanimous vote had been passed on a return to training, with United’s players heading back to Carrington in small groups from Wednesday.
Shaw has revealed his excitement at the resumption of training and confirmed how players will be required to reduce all health-related risks while on the premises.
Speaking to the club’s website, Red Devils’ defender said:
“We’ve known for around a week that it was a possibility, but United have had to make it the safest possible environment for all the players and the staff.
“We’ll still social distance throughout, we’ll arrive in our training gear and shower when we get home. 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.
“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.
“We had another group call today when the news was confirmed to us, and you could see how excited the coaches were to be getting back. The players are, of course, but we’ve been able to keep busy with fitness work, while the coaches have been waiting to be able to put their sessions into action.
“I’m sure there’ll be some fitness work when we get back, but we’ve all done a lot of running over the last three weeks and now we’re all just itching to do more ball work.
“The most important thing is getting used to that and it’ll be nice to be able to pass, dribble and get the right feel for the ball again so we can do what we all love.
“We’re all really excited to be getting back to some normality and we’re all going to do everything we possibly can to make sure our training is as safe as it can be.”