Behind the Scenes

Watch: Working hard in the Abu Dhabi heat!

Pep Guardiola has made his players sweat on the first couple of days of our warm weather training camp in Abu Dhabi.

The manager and his coaching staff are joined by seven first team players in the United Arab Emirates, as well as Brian Barry-Murphy and his Elite Development Squad.

Khaldoon Al Mubarak was also at the Emirates Palace on Wednesday to cast his eye over proceedings and talk with the coaching staff and players.

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High temperatures, especially compared to the winter chill that has consumed Manchester in recent days, may have led the players to believe they would only have gentle sessions.

However, with one eye on the return of men's domestic football in a fortnight, Guardiola has pushed his squad hard.

The lengthy and varied workouts outside on both Tuesday and Wednesday included technical work as well as small-sided matches.

The Blues will remain in Abu Dhabi until Sunday, when we return to Manchester ahead of next week's friendly with Girona.

Click on the above video to see what our players have been up to so far this week...