"We've had a few injuries in the early weeks of the season, but the squad has proved that we can cope with that. They have all done terrifically well.
"It has been a blessing that the injuries came at the start of the season rather than the end of it and by the turn of the year we will have the likes of Ji-sung Park, Gary Neville, Owen Hargreaves and Michael Carrick back.
"Last season we just couldn't make that step up to the Champions League Final because we ran out of legs. With the squad we've got now I don't think the same thing will happen."