In 6 Champions League group stage games so far this season, that have featured a Premier League team, only 1 has ended in an English side taking the victory, which was Chelsea beating Maccabi Tel-Aviv last week.
Manchester United lost their first game against PSV Eindhoven, a game which saw Luke Shaw break his leg, but hope to bounce back in their home game against VfL Wolfsburg.
Ashley Young believes that Manchester United’s playing style suits the Champions League. In an interview with MUTV the English winger said:
“It’s a lot about possession and keeping the ball, especially in this competition,”
“You need to keep the ball against European sides because they’re good at retaining the ball. It’s also about winning the ball back when you lose it. I think we’re definitely suited to playing in the Champions League and I’m sure it will be a very successful campaign.”
“It’s always nice to be in the Champions League, we fought hard to get back into it. This is what a club like United is all about, wanting to be in the biggest competitions and we’re looking forward to the game on Wednesday.”
“I think you want to go out to win in every game,”
“We had a defeat which was disappointing but the way we’ve bounced back from that defeat since means we’ll go into this game with confidence, especially at Old Trafford.”
“You always say you need to win your home games to be able to get through and we’ve got those coming up so we want to win every single one of them. We’ll put that disappointment behind us and will look to get wins in the rest of the group games.”
Ashley Young is not in the starting line up against VfL Wolfsburg but is on the bench.