Ashley Young: Man United will fight for Premier League title
The Manchester United midfielder sets his sights on winning silverware this season
Ashley Young says Manchester United will fight for the Premier League title this season.
The 20-time English champions haven’t graced first place in the English top-flight since winning their last Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson in May 2013.
We’re doing well in the league but there is a long way to go, so we just take each game as it comes
However, United’s 3-0 victory was enough to hoist the Red Devils above their derby rivals Manchester City and into top spot ahead of next week’s trip to Arsenal.
And the England international is eyeing silverware this season ahead of United’s clash against Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in the Champions League on Wednesday night.
“We came into the season saying we wanted to fight for the title,” Young told MUTV.
“A club like United wants to fight for everything we’re involved in – the league, the Champions League and both the cup competitions. We want to get ourselves back to winning silverware.
“We’re doing well in the league but there is a long way to go, so we just take each game as it comes.”
Memphis Depay, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored United’s goals in their 3-0 victory over struggling Sunderland on Saturday afternoon.
The Red Devils face Wolfsburg in their next fixture in the Champions League group stage at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.
Louis van Gaal’s side suffered a 2-1 defeat by PSV Eindhoven in their opening Champions League group-stage game.