Yesterday’s 3-0 win over Sunderland, and Manchester City’s 4-1 beat down by Tottenham Hotspur, saw Manchester United take the top spot in the Barclay’s Premier League.
The game also saw Wayne Rooney score his first Premier League goal for 1000 minutes and, Memphis Depay scored his first ever Premier League goal.
Ashley Young came on as a second half substitute, for Memphis Depay, and managed to set up Juan Mata’s late goal.
In an interview with MUTV, the English winger said:
“We came into the season saying we wanted to fight for the title,”
“A club like United wants to fight for everything we’re involved in – the league, the Champions League and both the cup competitions. We want to get ourselves back to winning silverware.”
“We’re doing well in the league but there is a long way to go, so we just take each game as it comes.”
“I’m a versatile player who can play there as well as on the wing,” Ashley said. “I played there during the week in the cup and if the manager calls upon me to play there again I’ll go out there and give 110 per cent as I always do.”
“I feel comfortable at left-back and playing wing-back. It’s a different role for me compared to left wing or left midfield, there’s more of the defensive side to think about but I’m capable of doing that.”
“I felt comfortable and, as I said, if the manager picks me to play there I’ll do everything I need to do.”
Young also spoke of his injured team mate, Luke Shaw, and how he’s coping with his broken leg:
“Everyone has been in touch with him [Luke Shaw]. I have personally spoken to him quite a bit. As the manager said he’s very positive.”
“He’s got to stay that way because obviously it’s a long road to recovery. But he’ll have the medical department looking after and knowing exactly what he needs to do to come back.”
“Even the day after it happened he was positive and upbeat which I think for a lot of the players and staff was surprising after such a horrific injury, and when he returns to the training ground everyone will be there for him.”
Manchester United start their top of the table defence against Arsenal, at the Emirates, next weekend.