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Bruno Fernandes and Man Utd squad relax on sun loungers during break from mid-winter Marbella training

MANCHESTER UNITED players were spotted chilling out on sun loungers in Marbella after being put through their paces by boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the winter sun.

While Storm Ciara has been causing mayhem back in the UK, United’s stars have been able to relax and bond as a team as they prepare for the final stretch of their campaign.

New signing Bruno Fernandes relaxed alongside compatriot Diogo Dalot
Jesse Lingard grinned as he scrolled down his phone while chilling on a sun lounger
Nemanja Matic is likely to leave Manchester United at the end of the season

Bruno Fernandes was snapped scrolling through his phone while sat on one of the loungers next to compatriot Diogo Dalot.

Red Devils fans will be hoping that the 25-year-old will have bonded with his new team-mates enough to make an instant impact upon his return.

The 55million man finally arrived at Old Trafford last month after a protracted chase – and his best form will be required as United fight on three fronts between now and May.

The much-maligned Jesse Lingard was all smiles as he relaxed on his phone while laying in the sun.

United fans will be hoping that the break can revitalise their woefully out-of-form England international… or at least that he’s not on his Snapchat account again.

Nemanja Matic looked reflective on his lounger, on what will almost certainly be his last trip of this nature with United before his likely move away in the summer at the expiration of his contract.

Ahead of the trip, Solskjaer said: “The break will be used to get energy up. The weather will be nicer and we will do some work on finishing, movement and passing.

Weve got some new players in and some coming back from injury.

We are looking forward to the last few months of the season.

The Norwegian took a squad of 20 with him to Marbella.

Among the group was new signing Nathan Bishop, but there was no sign of Odion Ighalo.

The 30-year-old had to be left behind in Manchester, amid fears that he may not be immediately allowed back into the UK if travel restrictions had been tightened amid coronavirus fears.

Another man conspicuous by his absence was Paul Pogba.

The Frenchman was last seen playing on Boxing Day, and the wantaway midfielder is believed to be continuing his recovery from an ankle injury in Dubai.

In positive news for United fans, Scott McTominay was included in the 20-man squad, as he steps up his recovery from a knee injury.

Lingard will be hoping to finally end his Premier League goal drought before the end of the season
Manchester United trained in the picturesque Spanish sun
Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe stepped up their injury recoveries

United are back in action on Monday when they travel to West London to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The match is a top-four six-pointer, with Solskjaer hoping to win and reduce the gap between the two teams to three points.

The games then come thick and fast for the Red Devils, with their Europa League campaign getting back underway against Club Brugge the following Thursday.

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