Young wants injury-free run

by Michelle Fortune , 21 March 2013

Ashley Young is not happy on the sidelines and is hoping to enjoy an injury-free run to the end of the season.

Young's second season as a Manchester United player has been fragmented due to knee injuries, which has restricted him to just 16 appearances, but he has returned to fitness and is primed to help Sir Alex Ferguson's side push on to the Premier League title.

The England international admits the injuries took their toll, especially watching his team-mates head out to the training pitch every day, but he is targeting a clear run for the rest of the campaign.

"It's been very frustrating as a player when you're injured and seeing the other players training every day," Young MUTV's Inside Carrington programme.

"It's where you want to be, not in the gym every day. You want to get yourself outside.

"For me, the injuries have been very disappointing and I just wanted to get myself back fit. Fingers crossed, from now until the end of the season, I can stay injury-free and get a run in the team."

Young has had to watch from the sidelines as United opened up a healthy lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race and sitting in the stands is not something he enjoys.

"I am a bad watcher. Anybody who has been sat next to me knows I'm not a good one to watch games. As long as I keep myself fit and stay in the team, I'm better off doing that than watching the games," he added.

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