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Gibson admits Man Utd injury-crisis good for him

Darron Gibson says Manchester United's injury-crisis has given him a chance to prove himself.

Now he's in line for a pay-rise to £15,000 a week as a result of his barnstorming form in midfield.

He said: "The injuries have been difficult for us, but it's given me a chance to prove myself. Obviously I don't like players being injured but it's given me a chance and I feel I've taken it.

"I've done well in the games where I've stepped in. From not playing at all to playing three games in a week is tough. But it's nice to know the manager trusts me and I feel I've done all right.

"I'm pushing a lot harder this season. We will see what happens. It's tough to get into the team regularly when you're only young."

Sir Alex Ferguson added: "Midfield is the hardest area for our young players to progress because we have excellent players operating there.

"All credit to Gibson, who has forced his way through despite competition from Anderson, Scholes, Carrick, Fletcher and Giggs."

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