Ahead of the derby on Sunday, Ashley Young has reflected on the last time we beat Manchester City. Robin van Persie scored an injury time freekick to give United a 3-2 win and the United winger is looking for something like this to celebrate at the weekend.
I remember the year we beat them 3-2 with Robin’s free-kick right at the end. That was a crazy game – we had gone 2-0 up but they got themselves back into it at 2-2. When Robin scored, I think looking back after the goal, the players were running off in different directions. I didn’t know where to go and celebrate. You could tell by the joy we had and the way we were celebrating on the pitch with all the staff after the game, it was brilliant and a great feeling. I’d love to have that again. When it comes to derby games, they are a one-off and we know it’s going to be a tough game and an electric atmosphere. There is always added impetus because it’s a big derby and we are trying to qualify for the Champions League.