Gabriel Jesus And Sergio Aguero Return To Manchester City Training As Pep Guardiola’s Big Guns Get Back To Work After Post-World Cup Holiday

Sergio Aguero was also back in action having been given a break following the World Cup

Pep Guardiola welcomed Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and a number of World Cup stars back to Manchester City training following their post World Cup break.

The striking duo were afforded extra holiday after their exploits in Russia and were joined some big names who did not have to report for duty during the US tour.

Benjamin Mendy and Ederson were also back in action and Guardiola took training with the majority of his first team available for the first time this summer.

Ilkay Gundogan wore a protective mask, though it currently remains unclear what damage the German has done to his face.

Gundogan and the rest Gurdiola’s squad sweated through the 26-degree heat in Manchester as they performed a number of drills around giant yellow mannequins.

It seemed like the typical intensity of a Guardiola session was there and the World Cup stars hit the ground running.

One shooting drill had the players pass it before running through the obstacles and hitting a first time effort at goal.

Benjamin Mendy was in high spirits having returned to training as a World Cup winner

Pep Guardiola looked pleased to have the majority of his first team players in action

Young forward Lukas Nmecha has impressed during City's pre-season campaign this summer

Leroy Sane took a break from training to observe proceedings whilst sitting on a ball

Joe Hart (pictured with Vincent Kompany) is back in the fold after two seasons out on loan

Argentinian central defender Nicolas Otamendi gave a thumbs up to the camera 

No doubt City will terrorise Premier League defences this season, having scored a remarkable 106 goals in last season’s title-winning campaign.

The champions are preparing for their first competitive outing of the season, the Community Shield clash with Chelsea on Sunday.

Guardiola took a number of youngsters to the US where the team suffered defeats by Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool but overcame Bayern Munich.

He will be expected to field a much changed side against the Blues with the first silverware of the season on offer at Wembley.

 

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