Ashley Young Says Understanding Is The Key To Manchester United Success After Helping Champions To Opening Day Win At West Brom

The former Aston Villa winger thinks that the reason for his new side's continual prominence is the high level of understanding the players have with each other
Manchester United new signing Ashley Young believes that understanding is the key to the Old Trafford side’s title haul after helping to create both goals for his new club in their late win over West Brom at The Hawthorns.

The former Aston Villa winger spoke to Sky Sports after the game about settling in with his new teammates, saying: “I’ve got a good understanding with the players, but everyone’s got a great understanding here, that’s why they’ve won so many titles.”

He continued: “I’ve played with a few of the boys with England and you get to know their game, then through training and pre-season you get to know even more and I think I’ve settled in really well and there’s big thing to come from the team.”

Young said of the victory: “It was the first game of the season and we knew it would be tough coming to the Hawthorns, but we’ve got that never say die attitude and we work until the final whistle. We got the reward at the end of the day by getting that winner.”

He was asked about the champions' early pressure, where they could have gone a couple of goals ahead, saying: “I think we had more of the ball and more possession and we looked like scoring when we were going forward. But we knew it was going to be a tough game and we had to grind it out; that’s what we did.”

And of the commitment of the Old Trafford players, Young claimed: “I think it’s just the way the players are, I take everything on board from training and I want to put that put on the field anytime I put a Man United shirt on.”

Young had a massive hand United’s winner, which deflected off of two Baggies players before going in, but maintained he would still try to claim it. “I just received the ball out wide and fainted to go down the line and crossed, but I think it’s taken a couple of deflections, but I’m trying to claim it somehow.”

Finally, Young spoke of new keeper David de Gea, whose error looked to have cost the Red Devils two points and admitted the Spaniard would have been disappointed with the goal.

“Of course he was disappointed for the goal, but like we say there were chances throughout the 90 minutes, that’s the we we’re drilled and we knew we would get another couple of chances and that one going in to get the winner.”

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