“The main thing is getting the physical work into our legs and it helps you mentally as well – being at the training ground and seeing familiar faces.”
Premier League footballers – like the rest of the population – have been unable to socialise outside of their household for the past two months.
Maguire says it was pleasing to be back with his pals – but admitted social distancing guidelines made it difficult to catch up.
“It’s so good to be back just around the lads, even though like you say we are maintaining the social distance and respecting the guidelines,” he added.
“It’s been a strange few months, but it’s been a protocol which the club has followed.
“I was in a group of four, working with one coach, so not many people.
“You’ve got a lot of space, big areas, not going really close to anyone, but the main thing is getting the work in and it was a tough session, then go home.
“It’s literally we get to the training ground, we put our boots on, we go out on the field, we get in our cars and we drive home.
“The socialising isn’t really there, so there’s no banter between the lads, which I’m sure the lads are missing.”