South Korea international Ji-Sung Park hopes to be able to return to the Manchester United first team by January.
Park has been sidelined since March when he damaged cruciate knee ligaments against Blackburn Rovers and is still recuperating after surgery.
He told Ilgan Sports: "At the moment I am trying to recover as hard as I can.
"Recently, I started jogging and step-by step I am moving closer to a return in January.
"I am not yet training with the other players at the moment, I am training alone.
"Competition is fiercer than before with the signing of players like Nani. It is important that I have the confidence to perform to my best when I return."
The 26-year-old has scored seven goals in 65 appearances for United since arriving at Old Trafford from PSV Eindhoven in the summer of 2005.