Ashley Young sends open message to Man United fans after top-four failure
Man United veteran Ashley Young was in a despondent mood after Sunday's 1-1 draw at Huddersfield
Ashley Young has admitted the Manchester United squad need to have a look at themselves after their top-four hopes were ended on Sunday afternoon with a 1-1 draw at Huddersfield.
The Red Devils had the chance to move to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur after Spurs lost 1-0 to Bournemouth at Saturday lunchtime.
Manchester United made a great start to their Premier League clash at the John Smith’s Stadium when Scott McTominay broke the deadlock in the eighth minute.
However, Huddersfield were level in the second half when Isaac Mbenza scored an equaliser for the relegated club to peg back Manchester United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were unable to find a winner to leave Manchester United in sixth place and four points behind Tottenham.
Manchester United have one game left to play this term but the 20-time English champions will finish the season without a trophy and Champions League football next term.
Young admitted that Manchester United need to get back to challenging for silverware once again after an underwhelming campaign.
“I’ve said for years our club should be talking about winning titles and winning trophies,“ Young told MUTV.
“We’ve done that in numerous years and for a club of our size, when you’re talking about finishing top four, I think that’s just a disappointment in itself.
“We haven’t managed to get ourselves in the top four. We needed other teams to help us out and we needed to help ourselves and we haven’t done that today.
“I think we need to go away, have a look at ourselves in the summer and come back fighting fit and ready to win titles and trophies.”
Manchester United have only managed to finish in the Premier League’s top four on two occasions in the past six seasons since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
The Red Devils lost 4-0 to FC Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals to end their last hope of silverware this term.