Date: 8th November 2006 at 3:14pm
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Louis Saha has endured difficult times since joining United in 2004. The French attacker suffered many different injuries and it seemed he’s simply too injury-prone to challenge for a place in the starting eleven.

However, as the relations between Ferguson and Ruud van Nistelrooy was souring rapidly, fit-again Saha got his chance and grabbed it by the scruff of its neck. He’s had a fantastic spring and he’s got five goals to his name in the 2006-07 season. Now he’s aiming to improve even further.

I think I’m doing okay,’ he told Manchester United Radio. ‘I began playing more regularly in November last year and since then I’ve felt good. From my point of view, my fitness is good.

‘My injury days are in the past. Even though it was hard and frustrating at the time I always try to look at everything in a positive way and that experience is something I can learn from. I think it has made me more hungry to do well and avoid being in that situation again.

‘I’m still trying to improve every part of my game and score more goals,’ he added. ‘I haven’t set myself any particular targets – my main target is just to improve. It’s difficult to be consistent so I’m going to work hard to get that. My objective is to give 100 per cent in every game because I want to be part of the team each week.’

He suits the style of Wayne Rooney much better than the bit static Ruud van Nistelrooy and he’s admitted he loves to play alongside Wazza.

‘The partnership with Wayne is developing very well,’ acknowledges Saha. ‘It’s very easy to play with him because he’s strong in every area. He’s going to be very important for us if we’re to win the title.’