They then enjoyed a session in the gym – thankfully, with air conditioning installed! – which you can see more of in our gallery above.

United legend Andy Cole is present at the camp and, in a new episode of The Debate, he joked that the players would find it tough this week as they regain their fitness and reiterated that this is no holiday.

“Me and pre-season weren’t the best friends,” Coley said. “That’s part of the reason why I retired to be fair, because pre-season would kill me off.

“I keep touching on the weather but when you are doing pre-season at this time of year, it is really, really difficult. Pre-season is difficult at the best of times anyway, but when it’s a little bit hotter than you’d expect, you know, it’s a lot tougher.