Young: Our style suits the Champions League
Ashley Young feels Manchester United’s style of play could take the club far in the UEFA Champions League.
Louis van Gaal’s men may have lost the opening group game to PSV Eindhoven after dominating most of the match, but the players’ ability to keep possession for long periods and to control games has since led to the Reds claiming top spot in the Barclays Premier League and securing safe passage to the Capital One Cup fourth round.
Young says it’s vital to now take the winning form into Wednesday’s meeting with Wolfsburg at Old Trafford and believes United’s way of playing under van Gaal will stand the team in good stead in Europe.
“It’s a lot about possession and keeping the ball, especially in this competition,” Young told MUTV. “You need to keep the ball against European sides because they’re good at retaining the ball. It’s also about winning the ball back when you lose it. I think we’re definitely suited to playing in the Champions League and I’m sure it will be a very successful campaign. “It’s always nice to be in the Champions League, we fought hard to get back into it. This is what a club like United is all about, wanting to be in the biggest competitions and we’re looking forward to the game on Wednesday.
“I think you want to go out to win in every game,” he added. “We had a defeat which was disappointing but the way we’ve bounced back from that defeat since means we’ll go into this game with confidence, especially at Old Trafford.
“You always say you need to win your home games to be able to get through and we’ve got those coming up so we want to win every single one of them. We’ll put that disappointment [in Eindhoven] behind us and will look to get wins in the rest of the group games.”