Earlier this week Dan James was asked about Manchester United’s players fitness workouts during the current break.

He explained how the players are having a competition to see who can run the fastest five kilometre time, and said Scott McTominay was winning.

James told the club website: “A lot of the boys are doing a lot of runs, going outside and doing a lot of runs. They are all sending them in, so it is kind of a little competition, to see who can get the best 5K time.

“It has been good, it is nice and competitive still. I think Scott [McTominay] is winning at the moment.”

 

McTominay has backed that up by posting an image of his latest effort, showing he ran 5.03k in 16 minutes and just one second.

This is a staggeringly fast time and betters the 16 minutes and 11 seconds which Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley won plaudits for.

McTominay’s fitness and work rate have been a key part of his Manchester United success and it is no surprise to see him setting an example to his teammates and the rest of the league.

The world record for a 5k is 12 minutes and 37 seconds, so there is still plenty of scope for McTominay to improve.

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