Lisandro Martinez, though he did not start the final, came home with a winners medal after Argentina beat Raphael Varane’s France team.
Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire also reached the quarter-finals with England, whilst Casemiro’s Brazil suffered a shock loss to Croatia in the last-eight.
Now, as per the Telegraph, Erik ten Hag is using a team of specialist mind coaches in an attempt to limit the threat of Manchester United’s World Cup players suffering any mental hangover from the tournament.
The United manager has enlisted Dutch company Talent Academy Group in an effort to smooth his players’ emotional recovery and reintegrate them swiftly given the imminent return of domestic football. Rainier Koers, a senior performance coach with TAG, even attended United’s winter training camp in Spain this month to start familiarising himself with the squad.
Ten Hag is also understood to have been consulting executives and experts from Tour de France cycling teams for advice on optimum sleep patterns and nutrition as he leaves “no stone unturned” in his efforts to ensure United bounce back strongly after the World Cup hiatus.
Manchester United are back in action on Wednesday evening when they face Burnley in the League Cup 4th round.
A number of major stars are expected to miss the match after going deep into the WC.