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Young frustrated by injury-hit campaign

ESPN staff
Ashley Young has not scored for Manchester United this season © Getty Images

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

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.

The winger, who moved to United from Aston Villa in 2011, 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."

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