Ashley Young has spoken to the club’s official website about what it’s like being a part of the Manchester United dressing room.
On my left I’ve got Wazza and on my right I’ve got Angel [Di Maria]; Fletch also sits with us. Despite the language barrier with Angel we all have a laugh. Everyone sits round chatting and joking. The banter is non-stop.
I definitely think our corner is the best – everyone wants to be in our corner and the lads are always looking over seeing what’s going on! I see Jonah [Phil Jones] looking across from the other corner and I’m sure he wants to come and join us. There are a lot of practical jokes in our corner – Fletch is probably the biggest joker, although he’d probably say it’s someone else.
I’m the dressing room DJ. Tyler had been doing it for a while I was injured but I came back for the Arsenal game and we won – so it’s clearly all about the music! [Laughs]. I’m probably one of the loudest in the dressing room or it’ll be someone in our corner because our corner just is loud!
On matchdays it’s different. Everyone is focused on the game. The music is on but everyone is getting in the zone to go out and win the match. Wazza plays his part and makes sure everyone knows what their jobs are and we’ll all be talking to each other about the game.
I’ve said before that when you go out on the pitch obviously Wazza is the captain but there are 11 leaders out there. Whether you’re a youngster or a senior player, everyone talks and has their say.
I don’t think there is one player who will say it’s not a good dressing room to be in. It’s the best I’ve ever been part of. The spirit and bond we’ve got is great. Everyone gets on with everyone. There are different languages in the dressing room but the boys are learning English and some of us are picking up some Spanish!
It’s always nice to be able to interact with everyone and when things go on in the dressing room everyone gets involved. That’s the best way to be – if you have that off the pitch you take that on to the pitch and see the team spirit.