Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of an imminent return for skipper Gary Neville.

he 33-year-old has attempted to made a number of aborted comebacks since breaking his ankle but has also struggled with thigh and calf problems.

However, Ferguson is adamant the England defender will make a successful return to the Red Devils side.

He told the Daily Telegraph: "Gary is training, the same as last week, and we are hoping there are no more setbacks and that he gets a trouble-free run-in.

"If he does that, then I have no doubts he will come back."