Not surprisingly, there was an extra spring in the step of the players.
And there was a further boost with the welcome sight of Eric Garcia being put through his paces following the worrying injury the young defender sustained in our league win against Arsenal earlier this month.
Pep Guardiola’s players also cut quite a dash as were sporting our smart brand-new sky-blue PUMA training gear.
The training kit is will be available to purchase in our online store from Wednesday – and is sure to prove a big hit with our fans!
View the best of Monday’s gallery below…