Manchester United defender John O'Shea is hoping to steer clear of an injury nightmare next season.
O'Shea had a thigh problem while Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Jonny Evans, Rafael, Wes Brown and Fabio also had a spell on the sidelines.
So strapped were United in that area that Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick found themselves playing out of position.
O'Shea said: "Injuries were a key factor last season and we hope to avoid them this time around. I can never remember so many defenders being injured.
"But we still got so close to retaining the title - only a few lapses of concentration let us down in the end. Now we are all hungry to succeed again."