Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson put his players through their paces in Cardiff to take them away from the intense spotlight of Manchester ahead of Monday's title-deciding derby at the Etihad Stadium.
squad set off on Friday morning for a two-day stay at the Vale Resort, a
golf and spa retreat in the Vale of Glamorgan and trained at Cardiff
City's nearby training ground.
Ferguson organised a similar break at
St Andrews before United's last Monday night game against Blackburn at
the start of this month.
Old Trafford boss felt some of his younger players were feeling the
pressure and was delighted with the outcome of the break
After last weekend's 4-4 draw,
Ferguson's side now a three-point lead going into the crunch clash with
rivals City needing a win to keep the Barclays Premier League crown
within their grasp.
squad appeared to be in high spirits with striker Wayne Rooney acting
as ball boy after the training session in south Wales, while defender
Rio Ferdinand and winger Nani were both involved