REVEALED: Bruno Fernandes ‘has got FASTER during lockdown’ with a top speed of 21.3mph shocking Manchester United coaches… as Daniel James and Jesse Lingard top the test charts for pace and intensity on return to training
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Some players are bound to be rusty when they return to action after the coronavirus-enforced lockdown, but it appears the Portuguese could be getting even better.
The 25-year-old reported back for training at Carrington this week as Project Restart gathers pace, and it appears he has been doing some speeding up himself.
Jesse Lingard has been working hard to stay in shape during the coronavirus lockdown
Fernandes was one of Manchester United’s fastest players on return to training this week
Fernandes was one of the fastest Manchester United players for maximum speed, according to the Manchester Evening News.
The playmaker is not renowned for his pace but ranked with the club’s quickest stars in a bale charting their fitness.
United have been keeping an eye on their players while they have been training individually since the season was suspended in mid-March.
They have been using GPS analysis, and Fernandes has reportedly clocked a top speed of 34.27kmh, based on sprints over 5.5 metres.
Despite struggling on the pitch this season, Jesse Lingard was top of the high speed running
Fernandes has reportedly clocked a top speed of 34.27kmh, based on sprints over 5.5 metres
Daniel James was perhaps unsurprisingly the fastest, coming in at 36.8kmh. Axel Tuanzebe and Jesse Lingard joined their team-mate in the top speeds table.
The times have been clocked by STATSports, whose vests have been worn in recent weeks by Odion Ighalo and Aaron Wan-Bissaka while they trained in public parks.
Despite struggling on the pitch this season, Lingard was top of the high speed running (the total distance covered at a speed of 5.5 meters per second or above) with 13,341 metres in a single session, ahead of Harry Maguire and Scott McTominay.
United’s players were all issued with individual programmes and nutritional menus to keep fit and in shape during lockdown, which has seen no Premier League game played since March 9.
United were one of the last teams in action, beating rivals Manchester City 2-0 at Old Trafford on March 8.
Daniel James was perhaps unsurprisingly the fastest, coming in at 36.8kmh