Manchester United players return to training after a short break ahead of their last game

Manchester United players return to training after a short break as they begin preparations for the final game of next week’s campaign… putting an end to what will be their WORST Premier League season ever

  • Manchester United players have been eliminated since their 4-0 defeat to Brighton
  • The Red Devils have a long break until their last game against Crystal Palace
  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho were among the players who went on holiday
  • United players returned to training on Thursday to prepare for the final game
  • Everyone involved with the club will be eager to finish the season

The Manchester United stars have returned to training as they prepare for their final game of the season.

Players were given time off in the wake of their 4-0 thrashing by Brighton over the weekend – one of several disappointing results in a tumultuous season for the Red Devils.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho were among those who traveled abroad after the humiliating defeat at Amex Stadium, with 15 days between that and their last game of the season against Crystal Palace on May 22.

Manchester United players have returned to training to prepare for their final game

Cristiano Ronaldo photographed with Georgina Rodriguez on holiday as the Manchester United players got some time off after their 4-0 loss to Brighton with a break until their next game

Cristiano Ronaldo photographed with Georgina Rodriguez on holiday as the Manchester United players got some time off after their 4-0 loss to Brighton with a break until their next game

The Portuguese superstar was among the photos arriving at the club’s Carrington base as club captain Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Fred drove to the training ground.

Anyone associated with the club will be especially keen on the final whistle at Selhurst Park so they can close out their worst Premier League season ever.

If United are to beat Crystal Palace on the final day, they will finish the season with 61 points – lower than their previous worst of 64 in 2013-14 during the club’s first season without Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm.

Harry Maguire is one of many Manchester United players eager to finish the season

Harry Maguire is one of many Manchester United players eager to finish the season

Marcus Rashford was also photographed arriving at the club's training base in Carrington

Marcus Rashford was also photographed arriving at the club’s training base in Carrington

Fred arrives at Carrington base, with United next in action against Crystal Palace on May 22

Fred arrives at Carrington base, with United next in action against Crystal Palace on May 22

The defeat to Brighton confirmed that they will not play in the Champions League next season.

They are engaged in a battle with West Ham for the last place in the Europa League.

The Hammers are three points behind with a game in hand and a much better goal difference. Should they overtake United in the final weeks of the season, they will be relegated to play in the Europa Conference League.

Ronaldo made the most of his vacation by flying away with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez.

He captioned the snap with a love heart emoji, but didn’t reveal the location.

United suffered a 4-0 defeat in their last appearance and won't play until May 22

United suffered a 4-0 defeat in their last appearance and won’t play until May 22

Jadon Sancho left for Paris during the break, where he met Roma striker Tammy Abraham

Jadon Sancho left for Paris during the break, where he met Roma striker Tammy Abraham

Ronaldo and his partner Rodriguez recently announced that their son died during childbirth. Last October, they announced they were expecting twins.

His teammate Jadon Sancho was in Paris where he was pictured alongside England teammate and Roma star Tammy Abraham.

United were originally scheduled to play Chelsea this weekend, but due to the latter’s involvement in the FA Cup final, the match was postponed to April 28 – ending in a 1-1 draw.

The clash with Crystal Palace will be the last game in charge for interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

He will step back into an advisory role if Ajax boss Erik ten Hag steps in and will try to turn their fortunes around next season.

United were beaten 4-0 by Brighton on Saturday night in their most recent Premier League game. The defeat has wiped out any chance United have of reaching next season’s Champions League.

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