Manchester United have confirmed that they expect striker Louis Saha to be fit for the start of the new season, following recent knee surgery.
The 28-year-old France international suffered an injury-plagued campaign with the Red Devils last term, with Saha making just one start since mid-February.
A former advisor of Saha's had suggested that the forward might be out until October or November, but United are adamant that that is not the case.
A statement from the Old Trafford club read: "Louis underwent surgery in the USA earlier this month to treat a knee problem that developed at the end of last season.
"Louis is currently continuing his rehabilitation in France under guidance from the specialist and the club's medical team.
"He is making good progress and is expected to be fit for full training by the start of the new season."
Saha has scored 37 goals in 66 starts and 34 appearances from the substitutes bench for United since his £12.8milion arrival from Fulham in January 2004.