Man United’s Ashley Young eyes positive end to ‘disappointing’ season

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is hoping to end the season on a positive note after a disappointing injury-hit campaign

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Ferguson signed Young in a £18m deal from Villa in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

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Ashley Young says he hopes to play a key part in Manchester United’s title run-in after a disappointing injury-hit season.

The 27-year-old has struggled with a series of knee problems throughout the campaign, with the England international being limited to 16 Premier League appearances for the Red Devils.

Young started his first game in over a month as United beat Queens Park Rangers in late February before making a cameo appearance in a 2-1 last-16 second-leg loss to Real Madrid.

And the former Watford winger hopes to make a telling contribution in the final months of the campaign.

“I have had a fair few injuries this season. That has been disappointing for me,” said Young.

“I have got myself back fit now. Hopefully I can kick on now until the end of the season.”

Young is yet to win any silverware with United after completing an £18m move to the 19-time English champions from Aston Villa in 2011.

The midfielder says there is a clear winning mentality at the Red Devils, which Young expects to come to the fore as the season reaches its climax.

“At a club like Manchester United winning is a habit,” said Young. “You go into every game wanting to win and there is a disappointment when you don’t do it, and that includes during training.

“Even there it is the same winning mentality you take that on to the pitch in games.

“Overall, our results have been fantastic and the confidence from that has spread from the manager through to all the players and staff.”

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