Gallery: United stars in training - Anderson and De Gea joke around

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We compile some of the best photos from Manchester United's training session today.

Manchester United have been pictured in training today ahead of what already looks a pressure game against Sunderland at the weekend.

Many United supporters are already concerned about which direction this season is heading after what was supposed to be a glorious first game in charge for Louis Van Gaal turned out to be a humiliating defeat.

The Red Devils took on Swansea City last Saturday in the Premier League’s curtain raiser, but failed to meet expectations of a dominant win – being on the wrong end of a 2-1 reverse.

It means that they head to Sunderland already desperate to land their first win of the season, but from the pictures that emerged from their training session today it appears that the squad are still in high spirits.

It was a first chance for the squad to see new signing Marcos Rojo in action, whilst Robin Van Persie was also pictured as he edges closer to match fitness.

Van Persie’s absence at the start of the season is a major blow for Van Gaal’s side and the manager will be hoping that his star-striker’s return from injury comes as soon as possible.

He will have to do without him for now, though, and the early signs that the squad haven’t been too badly deflated from Saturday’s defeat are positive.

Here are some of the best pictures from United’s training session today.

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