New Manchester United signing Ashley Young believes that his partnership with Wayne Rooney can help them terrorise Europe, The Sun reports.
The pair are in sensational form for both club and country, scoring 11 goals between them in the first three club games and the last three international fixtures. Young is happy that he is paired up with the Manchester United forward and is ready for a brilliant partnership that will culminate in European glory for both United and England.
Young said: ‘You can build up relationships at a club and with the way Wayne’s started and the way the club has started, we’ve done really well already. So, I’m delighted with the way things have begun. Things have started great and hopefully, we can continue to build on that and keep winning’.
The 26 year old signed for the Red Devils in the summer from Aston Villa and believes that training alongside Rooney every day at club level can only benefit the way they play for England.
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Fergie defends Mourinho.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has defended the antics of Jose Mourinho and claimed that his behaviour is nothing to get worked up about, The GuardianCorriere dello Sport: ‘I don’t find anything wrong with his enthusiasm. When I was younger, I showed more enthusiasm on the bench too. I was always gesticulating and directing. It’s Mourinho’s nature to be agitated’.
When Mourinho was at Porto, he infamously sprinted down the touchline after Porto had knocked Manchester United out of the Champions League. Ferguson recalled that moment and recognised that the fans and players know he is fighting for them.
Evans eyes improvement.
Northern Ireland international defender Jonny Evans admits that he must play better for Manchester United, if he wants to stay in the starting line-up, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Evans stepped into the starting lineup after Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic were injured on the opening day, but knows that he must keep up the way he is playing in order to maintain his position. The 23 year old was happy that the manager kept him at the club following a poor last season, but is not resting on his laurels that Sir Alex will keep him if he is playing poorly.
The Manchester United defender said: ‘Of the three seasons since I came back from Sunderland, the last one was my most difficult. I didn’t hit the form I wanted. I went away and thought maybe I have another year. If I had another season like that, I am sure the manager wouldn’t want me around.
‘I wasn’t playing consistently to a good enough standard for Manchester United, so I have gone back to basics and worked hard. Last year wasn’t a total disaster. There were times when I did feel good and others where I felt I needed that level of consistency every week’, Evans added.