Manchester United are hitting form at just the right time in the season according to winger Ashley Young, who has been an integral part of this revival at Old Trafford.
United have managed to win the last five league matches and this has propelled them into a position from where they can even think about the Premier League title with almost 10 games remaining. Chelsea continue to remain as the favourites for the trophy, butUnited are becoming an ever-increasing threat along with Arsenal.Young appeared to be on the fringes of a United exit in the summer, but the experienced campaigner has become an integral part of the team.
Unlike all the other managers in English Football, the Manchester United boss, Louis Van Gaal, does not like to laud his players that much even if they put in world class performances.
It’s hard to say whether it’s a good thing or a bad thing, but, sometimes, as a player, it can really do wonders to you if you play well and your manager wholeheartedly talks about your showing.
Take Ashley Young’s case for example. The veteran had been coping with a bit of a hard time in the last few seasons and then suddenly, this season, he has started cranking it up a little bit. Versus the Black Cats the previous week, he produced an absolute blinder of a show.
During the time when David Moyes was in charge of Manchester United as the coach of the English club, the Scottish manager utilized Ashley Young on a regular basis.
After having gone through a disastrous time at Old Trafford, Moyes was sacked before even 1 year in charge and now Moyes has taken up a coaching position for Real Sociedad and the rumors are suggesting that Moyes wants to reunite with Ashley Young.
Manchester United have been showing a considerable improvement in form over the last few weeks.
This has seen them go unbeaten against the likes of West Brom, but Louis van Gaal’s team will be facing the biggest threat when they take on Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday. Ashley Young was a regular first-team player in the first few weeks of the campaign, but the return of Luke Shaw has forced him to settle for a place on the sidelines. He is unlikely to feature against Chelsea barring any new injuries for the Dutchman. Despite this, he is ready to contribute from the sidelines.
The opening match of the season for Hull City was a positive game as they clinched a narrow 1-0 triumph over Queens Park Rangers; it was just the way that Steve Bruce and his squad wanted to kickoff this season of the Premier League. A great start for a club that just barely managed to stay afloat and survive for another season in the top tier League in England.
That triumph has been the only one that Hull City has claimed so far, everything else from there has only been draws and defeats. Despite not being able to replicate another victory, Steve Bruce remains positive and seems to be fairly happy about what his squad has managed to do in these 6 Premier League matches which have been played.
Ashley Young can be given a new breath of life at Manchester United after manager Louis van Gaal said that the former Aston Villa man is someone who will fit extremely well into the 3-5-2 formation that he is going to use at the club. The Dutchman was recently appointed as the replacement for David Moyes and he has straightaway changed the formation of the club, which has probably remained constant for the last two decades. United will be playing in the same formation as the one adopted by the Dutch in the World Cup 2014.
Arsenal has been quite active in the transfer market recently. They have already made a few signings and a few more are on the cards.
Those who are following Arsenal’s transfer activities closely would have realized that this time around, for some reason, they are going just for the players who have a big reputation in the game already.
Sanchez’s deal has been secured by the Gunners, while, Mathieu Debuchy’s deal is on the verge of getting finalized.
Now, Arsenal is looking for a midfielder who can play in a defensive role quite effectively. Lars Bender was supposed to be on the Gunners’ radar for that position, but, recently, a new name has popped up in the form of the German international Sami Khedira.
Borussia Dortmund has thwarted the advances of both Manchester United and Barcelona by insisting star winger Marco Reus is not for sale at any price this summer.
The Germany international had been linked with a big money move to premier League giants Arsenal as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid throughout last summer, but according to reports, new United boss Louis van Gaal is keen on adding the speedy German to the side as he looks to completely reinvent the look of the team after the disastrous results of last season.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has stated that the club is extremely disappointed after yet another home defeat – this time at the hands of Sunderland. United have had a season to forget, which resulted in the club sacking their first manager in several decades. David Moyes lost his job after just 10 months in charge of the club. Ryan Giggs was placed does the interim manager and he began life in his first managerial job in impressive fashion after winning 4-0 against Norwich. The positive aspect did not last long, as United were brought back to earth after a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.
Manchester United will visit the Allianz Arena in the midweek action to take on Bayern Munich in the second leg of the quarter-final match. This Champions League encounters of United take a 1-1 draw against the German outfit in the first leg.
Hence, they come into the second leg with a lot of confidence, which did not appear to be within the United ranks only a few weeks ago. They have the opportunity to at least salvage some pride for the season by reaching the Champions League semi-finals.
Bayern certainly have the advantage due to the away goal that they scored through Bastian Schweinsteiger.