Last updated : 07 January 2003 By editor

From the Sun

Manchester United midfielder Butt, 27, finally hopes to return to full training next Monday after being sidelined since early October by the problem sustained against Everton.

Butt said:

"I spoke with the manager and the physios and they told me just to take it easy because my ankle kept flaring up.I am an impatient person by nature and I have felt like hanging myself at times.”

"If it flares up again it would be another two or three months out, virtually to the end of the season. Yet, hopefully, I can now start some football work on Thursday and get back into full training on Monday."