Manchester United forward Ashley Young rues 'frustrating' injury-hit season

The 26-year-old has managed 15 Premier League starts this term, but is optimistic after joining up with the England squad and keen to kick-start his campaign
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has bemoaned his injury-hit season and is keen to make an impression before the end of the campaign.

The 26-year-old has made just 15 Premier League starts this term, with a knee injury most recently preventing his first-team exposure.

However, Young has joined up with the England squad ahead of the World Cup qualifying double-header against San Marino and Montenegro, and hopes a run-out for his country should kick-start his season heading into the home straight.

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

"I'm 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."