Ashley Young believes that Manchester United will be able to challenge for the title immediately upon the arrival of José Mourinho.
The club has not won the league title since the 2013 season when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager. In the last three seasons, they have had successive poor results that have led to the club missing out on the Champions League qualification in two campaigns. The arrival of Mourinho is straightaway expected to help United be more confident in terms of getting results. The last managerial regimes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal has had a chequered time in terms of tactics.
Ashley Young has stated that the upcoming season at Manchester United will be extremely tough for the squad since that will be no guaranteed first-team regulars under José Mourinho.
The Portuguese boss recently took over from Louis van Gaal and he has been consistently stating that there are no untouchables in the first team. Even though he is starting to see the United squad from close quarters only recently, Mourinho has already deemed several players not being good enough for the first team and this includes World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. Incredibly, the German has been made to train alone and his future is in doubt.
If you look at the career of Ashley Young, who played at Manchester United, he has had his ups and downs.
He had forced himself into the plans of the former manager, Louis van Gaal as well as suffering injuries during several matches. He also suffered when he was moved to playing positions that did not sit well with his style of playing. As another manager has joined up there is speculation as to whether this 30 year old player would be seeing changes in his future with the club.
The new manager, Jose Mourinho has definitely got many players sitting on the edge, uncertain of their future with the club as per the wishes of the new manager.
Winger Ashley Young has claimed that winning the FA Cup – their first trophy since 2013 – feels like winning the Premier League itself.
However, the 2015-16 season is certainly one of the poorest in Man United’s history given that the club have not only failed to compete for the league title but they also finished outside the top four. As a result, they will be without Champions League football for a second time in three seasons. On the first instance, David Moyes was culpable of producing inconsistent results that led to one of the worst seasons in the club’s history.
Despite spending vast sums of money on new players, Manchester United fans were left shocked when manager Louis van Gaal elected to use winger Ashley Young as the striker in the club’s 3-0 defeat against Tottenham.
For much of the game, it looked like the team more to come away with a valuable point from their fixture at White Hart Lane. It was extremely important that the team picked up as many points as possible in order to remain in the top four race. Manchester City have not been looking likely to drop points after rediscovering their form in recent weeks.
Arsene Wenger himself has stated that Barcelona are 95% through into the next round of the Champions League especially after the Spanish club claimed a 2-0 triumph over Arsenal in the first leg.
Arsenal now has the task of defeating Barcelona in Camp Nou with a deficit of 2 goals which is an incredibly difficult thing to do, not impossible but very hard.
Even with this recent defeat of Arsenal, they have been going through a superb season as the Premier League club is positioned in the top spots of the English club and have a realistic chance of becoming the new champions of England and this path is the easier one to fulfill.
AFC Bournemouth is an English club that for the first time in their history is competing in the Premier League and so far has maintained themselves slightly above the relegation zone. Bournemouth isn’t so well known compared to other clubs but they have recently been in the spotlight of the media after claiming successive triumphs over Chelsea and Manchester United.
One of the main reasons of why Louis van Gaal has been receiving so much criticism lately is due to this loss that they suffered when playing against AFC Bournemouth and there also was a number of events which occurred in the match that has baffled the supporters of Manchester United as well as Ashley Young.
Louis van Gaal has confirmed that struggling striker Wayne Rooney will be available for the game against Southampton.
The forward has not scored a league goal this season and he will be hoping to end the wait against Southampton, who have not been as convincing defensively as they were last season. He has done exceedingly well for the England national team and recently became the record goal scorer for England with his goals in the recent Euro 2016 qualification matches. He has also found the back of the net in the Champions League games.
Winger Ashley Young has experienced a complete turnaround in fortunes over the last 12 months.
After David Moyes’ appointment, his United career appeared to have stalled completely and this even threatened to take him out of the spotlight in the international scene too. The faith shown by Louis Van Gaal in the second half of last season meant that Young has been able to recapture his form. He has now gone from being a backup left wingback to being restored in his normal position of a left winger. The improvement shown by the player has seen himself being rewarded with a new contract.
England boss Roy Hodgson has revealed that injury was the main reason behind Ashley Young not being involved in the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Slovenia.
It was rather surprising to see the Manchester United winger left out of the squad when Hodgson announced it a few weeks ago. After all, the 29-year-old had been in impressive form in the last six months of the campaign. At the start, manager Louis van Gaal was utilising the former Aston Villa man as a wing back. The discipline shown by Young in this position was rather surprising.