After a disappointing end to the campaign last season saw them finish with a draw and defeat to already-relegated Huddersfield and Cardiff respectively, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has seemingly been intent on revamping Manchester United this summer.
But whilst the club continue to try and make waves in the transfer market, Solskjaer is reportedly keen on rectifying some of his side’s problems on the pitch too.
The Evening Standard claim that United’s players have been put through double sessions this summer, with a clear focus on running and fitness, and a major change in intensity from the last pre-season under Jose Mourinho.
The report adds that Solskjaer wants his side to rival the high-energy game being utilised by rivals Liverpool and Manchester City and feels fitness could be the key to closing the gap to the Premier League’s top two.
After hearing the news, United fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Solskjaer’s new training regime and many were seemingly very impressed.
Some Red Devils supporters appeared to take a shot at former manager Jose Mourinho and his defensive tactics and praised Solskjaer for trying to fix that with a more intense approach.
Indeed, many United fans revealed their excitement for the new season and insisted that a lack of fitness was a major reason behind some of their disappointing performances last year.
Check out some of the reaction of United fans below:
Understandable considering a parked bus doesnt need to move that much
— Liam Jacka (@LiamJacka3) 21 July 2019
One of the problems we suffered with in spring was that we simply ran out of gas.
We had years of lethargic, reactive football with LVG and Jose and then Ole came in and tried to implement an energetic high-press and it was always bound to happen.
Excited for this seaosn.
— Mark (@uhhphrasing) 21 July 2019
I just don’t want us in the bottom half for distance covered. If Ole can replicate what he did when he first came in then we could have a really exciting season.
— FPL_Lost (@FPL_Lost) 21 July 2019
Fitness is a big key. Lack of fitness stood out in most games last season
— Cheshire Red (@tn1para) 22 July 2019
It’s about time
— Sean Miller (@TheProdigalSean) 21 July 2019
hope we can win some matches now that they’re fit.
— A1B (@pogbakh) 21 July 2019
Music to my Ears
— R Philzy (@rockey342) 22 July 2019