Ashley Young: We must believe QPR can do Man United a favour
Manchester United's Ashley Young is hoping Queens Park Rangers can cause an upset at the Etihad next weekend
Ashley Young has encouraged Manchester United to remain optimistic over Queens Park Rangers’ hopes of causing an upset against Manchester City when the Premier League title race reaches its conclusion next weekend.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side eased to a 2-0 victory over Swansea at Old Trafford on Sunday after first-half goals from veteran midfielder Paul Scholes and Young.
But the Red Devils were unable to move back to the top of the table due to City’s 2-0 win at Newcastle United, which leaves Roberto Mancini’s side ahead of the defending champions on goal difference.
Relegation battlers Queens Park Rangers travel to the Etihad on the final day of the season, and Young believes there is a chance Mark Hughes’ side can frustrate the league leaders.
“It’s disappointing we didn’t score more goals as it looked like we could’ve done but we’ve still got to have faith QPR can do us a favour,” Young told United’s website.
“It comes down to the last day now and of course it will be disappointing, especially if it goes down to goal difference, and we lose it.
“I don’t want to think of any negativity, we’ve got to think positively. Fingers crossed, QPR will do us a favour and we will win the title.
“I’m sure Mark Hughes doesn’t want to go there and lose as they have to get a point for safety. So I’m sure he’ll set his side out in the week to go there and do the best they can and hopefully they’ll do that for us.
“Maybe Rio [Ferdinand] can speak to his brother [Anton, about the game] but we’ll just have to wait and see.”