Manchester United stars brace the cold in training ahead of Champions League showdown with Young Boys
- Manchester United were in high spirits as they trained at Carrington on Monday
- United face Young Boys in the Champions League on Tuesday at Old Trafford
- A win, along with a Valencia defeat against Juventus, would book a last-16 spot
Manchester United have been left out in the cold in terms of the race for the Premier League top four this term.
And United stars were certainly feeling the chill on Monday morning too as they returned to training following their disappointing 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.
Saturday’s result left the Red Devils a lowly seventh in the table where they sit seven points behind fourth-placed Chelsea as they seek a Champions League spot.
Manchester United were in high spirits as they braced the cold during training on Monday
Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard leap over hurdles during Monday’s session at Carrington
Jose Mourinho is plotting Manchester United’s passage to the Champions League last-16
But there were plenty of smiles around the Aon Training Complex at Carrington on Monday.
United now turn their attention to the Champions League where they have fared better this term, as they host Young Boys on Tuesday.
Following a surprise win at Juventus last time out in Europe, United can seal their place in the last-16 if they defeat the Swiss side and Valencia lose against Juve.
The United manager observes his players during training on Monday at Carrington
Juan Mata (right) and Ashley Young brave the cold as they wear snoods and woolly hats
The likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata and Ashley Young braced the cold in training, as they wore thermals including leggings, gloves and snoods as the winter chill took hold.
Manager Jose Mourinho looked relaxed during the session as he plots his side’s passage into the Champions League knock-out stages.
As things currently stand in group H, Juventus top the group on nine points from four matches played.
United sit second with seven, while Valencia have five points and Young Boys have a solitary one.
Chris Smalling (left) Jesse Lingard (centre) and Nemanja Matic share a joke during training
David de Gea and Marouane Fellaini look on ahead of the Young Boys clash on Tuesday
Pogba appeared to be in good spirits as trains ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League clash