Pic Special: Cheick This Out
United were back on the training pitch this week following the disappointing FA Cup defeat to Cardiff, with Manchester City the visitors to St. James' Park on Sunday.
Yohan Cabaye did not train but young striker Adam Armstrong and teenage keeper Freddie Woodman joined in with the first-team at their Benton base, where the sun was shining brightly even in early January.
And as the players looked ahead to the next game, the mood was sunny too. Digital Editor Dan King brings nufc.co.uk this exclusive gallery.