Manchester United captain Gary Neville admits he's desperate to get back on the pitch.

Neville has suffered several aborted comebacks and could return during United's five-day trip to Saudi Arabia next month.

"I'd love to be back playing," said Neville.

"I've already started training again and I'll be in over Christmas.

"It's been really frustrating for me, but the inspiration is watching the lads play. When I watch them out on the pitch that's where I want to be and I can't wait to get back."