“Here we go again”, our skipper Fernandinho utters at the beginning of the video, captured on our return to the CFA ahead of the new 2021/22 campaign.
And Ferna's description of the weather being like his native Brazil also wasn’t too far from the truth, as the team began preparations in the scorching Manchester heat.
Several of our City stars continue to rest up after their 2020/21 campaigns were prolonged by activity in this summer’s Copa America and European Championships.
However, there were still plenty of familiar faces on show as the team stretched off ahead of the session.
A light passing drill followed, testing the lads' touches as they sharpen up ahead of our first pre-season friendly against Preston North End on Tuesday 27 July.
The hard work starts now, but there were plenty of smiles on show from Pep Guardiola’s men who, after a period of relaxation, look delighted to be back!
Watch the best of the action via the video above…