Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has returned to first-team training with the record German champions.
The 31-year-old custodian took part in a light session with goalkeeping coach Toni Tapalovic on Thursday - his first since breaking a bone in his foot during the Bavarians’ UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg defeat to Real Madrid in April.
“It feels good to be back on the pitch,” Neuer wrote on his Instagram page.
Neuer, who kept 14 clean sheets in 26 Bundesliga appearances for Carlo Ancelotti’s troops last season, told fcbayern.de on Monday that he “hopes to return to the team as soon as possible”. It remains to be seen, however, whether he will feature in Saturday’s Supercup against Borussia Dortmund.
Former Stuttgart ‘keeper Sven Ulreich is likely to deputise should Neuer fail to prove his fitness.
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