"Sometimes, when you're not playing that position all the time, it's difficult to adapt. I think I wanted to prove to myself really rather than to anyone else, in trying to come back fit and sharp and scoring goals. I feel good, I've scored a few goals and I'm playing every week so I'm enjoying it.
"Honestly, the training has been so hard, we've done a lot of different types of training, a lot more running -long running, quicker running, sharper running. I feel that's been of benefit to me. I feel as fit as I have done. I've had a couple of injuries in pre-season but I feel great. I'm in good shape, just wanting to play and train every day."
The United no.10 has made it clear that he prefers playing in attack and is enjoying life off the field as well as on it after the birth of his second son Klay.
"I actually feel that when I played midfield I did okay but I didn't want to play there," he admitted.
"I'm not saying that I wouldn't, for instance, in the last ten to fifteen minutes of the game if we were hanging on a bit and I got asked to drop to the left or drop in and help us see through the game, that I'm going to throw my arms up and not do it.
"As I think I've said before, I really have been happy all summer. I know, from the outside looking in, it might not have seemed like that, but I have been.
"I've been settled. My wife had a new child, I've been really happy, I've been focused. I'm just delighted to be back playing, and free of injury and fit."