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.
Mourinho, though, knows how to win in the Premier League and he will be making United tough to beat. Even though his teams are not pretty to watch, the Portuguese has won numerous league titles in four different countries by virtue of playing winning football rather than beautiful football. This may be contrary to Manchester United’s tradition of playing attractively, but the club are more in need of results rather than achieving a style of play. Young has been one of the surprise elements at United since he has been an integral part of the team under all recent managers.
Early pre-season signs appear to suggest that Young’s position in the squad has not changed even after the arrival of José Mourinho.“Of course we want to do that [challenge for titles].Get back to winning ways, winning trophies. A club the size of United should be pushing for the title and I believe, with the squad we’ve got, we’ll be doing that this season,” said the United winger. The 31-year-old has not had any game time in the opening two league matches despite featuring heavily in the pre-season. He has a contract with the club until 2018.