Luke Shaw sidelines 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.

Young says that United go into the match with a lot of confidence and they will definitely be a force to reckon with once again. Chelsea have been the team to beat this season and they lead in the Premier League table with a considerable advantage over the likes of Manchester City and Arsenal. Even though they will be coming into the match without key players like Diego Costa and Loic Remy, they should have enough strength in depth in order to cope with those absentees. Didier Drogba, who has started in the last two matches, is likely to lead the attack. He has scored only one goal at Old Trafford previously in his career.

“I just want to play the best I can. The manager has shown faith in me and I want to go out there and play well.The injury was a setback. It’s disappointing for any player to get injured but I’m back fit now and I’m only looking ahead. I’m not looking back.The new manager has his methods and philosophy and everyone has bought into it. We’ve shown we can go into games and play different formations. We showed that again at West Brom,” said Young.