Phil Jones lifts lid on competitiveness in Man Utd WhatsApp group chat

Manchester United's players have maintained their competitive streak by trying to beat each other's best times in fitness drills.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad have all been given individual training programmes to follow during the coronavirus lockdown.

Defender Phil Jones revealed players have been swapping their running and cycling times in a WhatsApp group to help each other stay sharp during the enforced break.

“We have a WhatsApp group and we’re doing our day-to-day routines on the bike, or going out for a run,” said Jones.

“We’ve all been posting our times in the group to keep everyone involved and engaged.

“That’s the only way to keep in contact at the moment – via technology. It keeps us together and keeps us talking.

“The Government has stated that we’re allowed one outside activity every day, so I try and get outside and go for a 5k run every day.

I’m just trying to keep fit every day and maintain my fitness. I also have a cycling machine at home so I can top my fitness up on the bike if needed.

“It’s a difficult time for everyone, but we’re taking precautions, and rightly so

“I miss football obviously, I miss the lads and being in and around the changing room, and doing what

"It’s all I’ve known for the last 15 or so years, so it’s difficult."

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