Sheffield United will return to training on Tuesday, after shareholders voted unanimously to take a step towards restarting the Premier League.
Social distancing rules are still in place, with contact prohibited, and players will have to train in small groups together in line with the latest protocol.
This latest announcement is the first stage of English football’s plan to resume the season, otherwise known as ‘Project Restart.’
The Blades are set to begin working out at the Shirecliffe complex on May 19 and clubs will now vote on Friday to determine a possible date to host matches in the weeks ahead (Yorkshire Post).
After earning promotion from the Championship in the last campaign, Chris Wilder’s side have risen to a stunning seventh place in the table, joint with Wolverhampton Wanderers on 43 points, although United currently have a game in hand.
Wilder’s men have been training on an individual basis in preparation for the league finally resuming, although players have been unable to work together in light of government guidelines.
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Unsurprisingly, loads of United fans gushed over the “awesome” update, with one supporter tweeting “we’re gonna win the Europa League.”
Scroll through some of the glowing reactions down below…
— Callum Hobson (@CallumHobson__) May 18, 2020
Awesome. We’re gonna win the Europa League. best team in Europe and we dont have long to wait yet!
— Blades S2 (@blades_s2) May 18, 2020
Slowly slowly catchy Europey.
Summet like that.
— TJB. (@TJ1889) May 18, 2020
— Henry⚔️ (@henryw__) May 18, 2020
Happy days ⚔️🙌🏻🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/p0kpXUj6xN
— BingBlades⚔️ (@GUINNESSorRUM) May 18, 2020
— Tyrone James (@tyronej1984) May 18, 2020
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