Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is close to a return to action after two months on the sidelines with a knee problem.

The 33-year-old has started running again after a lateral ligament injury and has targeted the end of the month to make his comeback.

"I´ve got these next few weeks to get as fit as I can, so hopefully I´ll be fresh when I come back," said Scholes. "It´s a couple of months since the operation now and everything seems to be okay. I´m on track to return at the end of January or the start of February."

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