Manchester United stars arrived at Carrington on Thursday morning to prepare for the return of the Premier League this weekend.
Many of United’s players jetted off to report for international duty over the last week but attention now turns to their clash with Swansea on Saturday afternoon.
Jose Mourinho welcomes back his players with the unenviable task ahead of trying to cut down Manchester City’s 16-point lead at the top of the table.
Romelu Lukaku, fresh from his double for Belgium against Greece on Tuesday, will look to continue his form for his country when he dons the red of United once again.
Lukaku will hope fellow frontmen Jesse Lingard, Alexis Sanchez and Marcus Rashford, all of whom were seen driving into United’s training complex on Thursday morning, are fit and firing upon their return.
Another man looking to rekindle his early-season form is Paul Pogba, who was also on target for France on Tuesday in their 3-1 win over Russia, as he rolled in to Carrington in his Rolls Royce.
Mourinho will hope to harness the individual success of his key players and look to get back to winning ways against Carlos Carvalhal’s resurgent Swans this weekend.
The bigger picture for Mourinho and United, however, is that the Premier League title is destined for the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season – but second place is still very much up for grabs.
United went into the break two points ahead of nearest rivals Liverpool, who sit in third, and will hope to at least maintain that when they welcome the Welsh side on Saturday.