Manchester United news

Young frustrated by injuries

March 21, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is hoping he can stay fit for the rest of the season after a frustrating, injury-hit campaign.

Ashley Young
PA PhotosAshley Young has yet to score for Manchester United this season

Young was sidelined for two months in the autumn by a knee problem, hurt his knee again during January's 2-1 win over Liverpool and had to be taken off in the 1-0 victory over Reading on Saturday.

He says he has found it irritating that his second season at Old Trafford has been a stop-start affair.

"It's been very frustrating as a player when you're injured and seeing the other players training every day," he told MUTV. "It's where you want to be, not in the gym every day. You want to get yourself outside."

Young is currently in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

However, he has only made one start for United since February 23 and, while 18 players have found the net for the Premier League leaders this season, he is yet to get off the mark for the campaign.

He added: "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."