Man Utd defender O’Shea welcomes tough preseason

Manchester United defender John O'Shea is happy to be injury-free and taking part in the club's US preseason tour.

Manchester United defender John O'Shea is happy to be injury-free and taking part in the club's US preseason tour.

The players have been training twice a day in difficult conditions with temperatures rising above 30 Celsius.

Not that O'Shea is complaining, however.

"It is hard but not as hard as it was in years gone by, mind you," said the Republic of Ireland international. "It is more personalised now, which is down to the sports science staff. A good pre-season is so important."

The squad are due to train at Philadelphia Union's soccer-specific stadium ahead of the friendly with the new MLS side on Wednesday.

That match is taking place at Lincoln Financial Field as it has a far great capacity.

 
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