Manchester United's defender, Chris Smalling, appeared on Friday to celebrate "Bring your family to work day" when he appeared in Carrington with his wife Sam and their beloved dog Miley.
On both Chris and Sam's Instagram accounts, the doggie was a regular movie, but his close companion Ruben, the much larger Hungarian Vizsla, was nowhere to be seen.
He appeared to be the only one to bring in guests as the Manchester United side came to practice on Friday. The last time they went to the South in the Premier League against Bournemouth.
Chris Smalling comes on Friday with Ms. Sam Smalling and her dog Miley for training
Sam and dog Miley traveled with Chris to the training ground of Manchester United
Smalling and his wife regularly post pictures of Miley (right) and Ruben on their adventures
The two seem to be inseparable, but only Miley seems to have taken to work
MAN UTD FIXTURES
November 3 – Bournemouth (H – Prem)
November 7 – Juventus (A – CL)
November 11 – Man City (A – Prem)
November 24 – Crystal Palace (H – Prem)
November 27 – Young boys (H – CL)
Although Manchester United's team appreciates the novelty of little Miley, Jose Mourinho will demand full concentration before the game against the men of Eddie Howe.
The cherries had an impressive start to the season and are in sixth place with 20 points. That's a full two places and three points ahead of Manchester United, who had a very bad campaign so far.
"If you're in the top four, you should not talk about the title race," Mourinho said. "If you are among the first four that I believe we will be, you can look up and see the distance.
"You can see the situation Right now there are injuries, suspensions, forms … we're out of the first four, so now is the time to get the points we need and arrive there by the end of December, like me I imagined it.
"We are in a better position and by the end of December, the end of the first half, we will not be in the position we are in now."
Manchester United midfielder Fred travels to the Carrington training ground on Friday morning
Jesse Lingard arrives in Manchester United with Marcus Rashford before training Manchester United
Lingard's close friend Rashford decided to drive on Friday morning rather than the carpool
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One player who wants to prove himself at the Vitality Stadium is Romelu Lukaku, who made a moody figure on Friday morning when he drove to Carrington.
The Belgian was out of action this season and started on Saturday in a 2-1 win over Everton on the bench. However, Mourinho will call him back after Marcus Rashford missed his chance to impress.
United's trip to the South Coast begins three consecutive away games, a trip to Juventus and the Manchester derby follows.
"I always say that you play 19 games at home and 19 away games at the end of the season and it does not matter when, but the reality looks like the games are coming in. Sometimes they have an impact on the moment," said Mourinho added.
"We had a double, Burnley and Watford – now we have Bournemouth and Man City. We have Juventus in front of the city.
"We have Valencia ahead of Liverpool. In this part of the season, we play away against the top three candidates for the title, so the calendar did not come to us. At this moment, we need to focus on ourselves and get better results. "
Manchester United defender Phil Jones arrives at training on Friday before training
Manchester United defender Luke Shaw focuses on the road as he comes to training