Manchester United defender John O'Shea insists winning another Premiership title will more than make up for his inability to hold down a first-team place this season.
The 25-year-old Irishman has featured mainly as a late substitute so far this campaign but insists he is happy with his role in a winning team.
Although O'Shea started in the midweek victory against Watford he is likely to find himself back on the bench for Sunday's trip to Tottenham.
He said: "Everyone is champing at the bit to get into the team.
"In the last couple of seasons we have had vital players missing for months but this season we have coped with everything that has been thrown at us and you can see we are enjoying it."
O'Shea has also called for United to improve their away form, which has seen them pick up only four points in four matches.
And with trips to Stamford Bridge and Anfield still to come, United look likely to be pushed all the way as they bid to regain the Premiership crown.
"You know what games are coming up and how difficult they are but we keep thinking after each game that that is another game down.
"Last time we won the league we went to these places and won these games, and that is what we have to do now.
"We are just looking at ourselves and we know it is going to be a tough game on Sunday and we have got tough games to come. But with the form we are in we are feeling very positive at the moment.
O'Shea was also quick to sing the praises of veteran striker Henrik Larsson who has made an impressive start to his stay at Old Trafford.
"You can see from the impact he has had and the goals he has scored already that he is a top-class player and it is a privilege to train and play with him.
"He gave the squad a little boost at a good time when difficult games were coming up, and it will be sad to see him go if he does go."