The best of the action from Thursday's session ahead of City's return to Premier League action...

Pep Guardiola‘s men face Burnley on Saturday 2 April, with kick-off scheduled for 15:00 (UK).

City enter the tie at the Premier League summit but, with Liverpool hot on our heels, every point could prove crucial as the final furlongs of the campaign approach.


And as preparations for the clash continued, the squad were in high spirits after enjoy plenty of success during the international break.

Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo were back out on the pitch having helped Portugal qualify for this winter’s World Cup while Jack Grealish and Raheem Sterling, both instrumental in England’s 3-0 win over Ivory Coast, were also back to the grind.

And while training hit a typically high intensity at the City Football Academy, the players were clearly delighted to be back in each other’s company once again!

Check out the best images from training via the gallery below...