O'Shea itching to return
Man Utd utility man John O'Shea is itching to return to action, but concedes he will not rush his comeback.
Last Updated: 19/02/10 4:36pm
Manchester United utility man John O'Shea is itching to return to action, but concedes he will not rush his comeback.
The 28-year-old has been on the sidelines since November after suffering complications in his recover from a dead leg.
It had been suggested O'Shea could miss the remainder of the season, something the Republic of Ireland ace was quick play down.
United's long-serving utility man is pleased with how the injury is recovering, but is against putting a timescale on his comeback.
"It is progressing very well," he said.
"I have been doing some running on the water treadmill and the normal treadmill and I have not had any setbacks yet.
"The strength is improving. It is nearly 85% in my right leg. Once it is over 90 and nudging up towards 95 it is all systems go.
"But I am not going to set myself a target because it just adds to the speculation."
O'Shea has now missed three months of action for the Premier League champions and cannot wait to get back on the pitch and help his team-mates.
"I am itching to get back," he continued. "It is hugely frustrating.
"Once you see the Champions League starting back up you know that is the business end of the season starting up.
"You have to be careful when you are injured not to force yourself to come back too soon and get injured again."