Ashley Young fires clear warning at Man United’s rivals
Ashley Young talks up the importance of Manchester United finishing the season on high this term
Ashley Young believes that Manchester United have sent a warning to their top-six rivals ahead of next season with their form this term.
The Red Devils have been in good form in the Premier League this season but they have still failed to come close to challenging Manchester City’s dominance at the top of the table.
Manchester United are on course to finish in second place in the table, which would represent their highest finish since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club back in 2013.
The Red Devils are also still hoping to try and win the FA Cup title this season, and they will take on Chelsea FC in the final at Wembley later this month.
Young admits that the Red Devils are disappointed not to have been able to challenge Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table this season.
However, he feels that Jose Mourinho’s men have been building a solid foundation ahead of next season, as they look to try and win the title for the first time since 2013.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Young said: “If we can finish with the number of points we know we can, then it is a different season and that points total that would have won us the league, but it is not to be. We have to keep the momentum now.
“It has been one of those seasons when around Christmas we were drawing games, late goals against us and, when you look back at those kinds of games, then you think the season could have been different.
“It wasn’t meant to be, but we have put down a marker against the top-four, top-six clubs but it is more than that.
“We have to put down a marker for next season with the way we perform from now on. It is building towards next season.”
Manchester United will take on Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League away from home on Friday night as they look to cement second spot.