Pre-season preparations were stepped up at the City Football Academy on day two of City’s return to training ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Though a significant number of Pep Guardiola’s first team squad have yet to return back after their exertions on various international stages over the early summer, there was still plenty to keep the players occupied.

Amongst those in the thick of the action as pre-season training continued apace here in Manchester were Aymeric Laporte, new signing Rodri, Claudio BravoLukas Nmecha and Eric Garcia.

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Club photographer Matt McNulty was on hand once again to capture the best of the action.

Take a look at our gallery below to see how our players got on in their second training session since returning from the summer break.