Following Manchester United’s impressive 5-1 win over Cardiff on Saturday, Ashley Young has spoken of his happiness in the performance and how the fans deserved such a result.
For 90 minutes the away end in Wales sung non-stop, mainly with chants about new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and Young wants the players to keep giving the supporters something to cheer.
We are delighted. The way we went about our job from minute one to the 90th-minute was fantastic and the only disappointment was conceding the goal, but we take the positives from today’s game and build on from here.
The fans have been fantastic all season whether we have won, lost or drawn, they have always been behind us. There are always going to be times when they are not going to be happy when we are not winning, that’s obvious. Today they were brilliant from the warm-ups to when we left the pitch.
We want to keep those performances up for them, the staff, the players and keep building on what we showed. We have lots of games coming up over the Christmas period and it is about recovering in the right way and we just have to concentrate on each game coming up and not look too far ahead.
The next game is against Huddersfield, a lot of the press will talk about us, but as players we concentrate on the next game and that is what we will be doing. We have another tough few games coming up and Huddersfield is our focus.
You go out to do a job and go out and play football. That is what every single player in the squad has been doing and obviously there has been a change of manager, but we have to move on from that now and concentrate on the games we have coming up. We are delighted with today’s win and take that into the Huddersfield game.
Reports suggested that several players were celebrating Mourinho getting sacked but Young has claimed that is not true.
No celebration at all. Absolute lies. Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked. In his two-and-a-half years, he won trophies. We have to take some responsibility for that [his sacking] as we are on the pitch.
Like I said. we have to move on from that. Ole has come in and we were preparing in the right way for a game even though it’s been a crazy week, but as professional players we have to get on with the job in hand and that is what we did today.
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