Harry Maguire has praised the “safe environment” created for players and staff as Manchester United returned to group training at the club’s Carrington base.
Speaking to the club’s official website regarding that return, Red Devils captain Maguire agreed it was reassuring to know that everyone present at the Aon complex had tested negative for coronavirus.
“Yeah, it’s been a strange few months, but it has been a protocol which the club has followed,” he said. “It seems such a safe environment.
“It’s our first day back today, but it seems so safe and everyone is respecting it so well, so long may that continue and I’m sure no one will have any problems.”
He added: “The safety, it seems really well organised. Like you said, we all got tested before we came in, so everyone in the changing room has a negative test.
“Every morning we get our temperature taken before we get to the training ground, so obviously they’re checking the temperature. We all have an app where we fill in to see if we’ve had any symptoms throughout the day.
“It’s such a safe environment and it’s an environment which is there to be built on. At the moment we’re all just taking it phase by phase, step by step, and that’s the only thing
we can do at the moment. I think it’s just taking it day by day.
“Like I said, the main thing is getting the physical work into our legs and it helps you mentally as well: being at the training ground and seeing familiar faces.”