Ashley Young has said that Manchester United went into Sunday’s derby determined to “keep their noisy neighbours” quiet, adding that the team’s new-found confidence boded well for the future.
Having gone 1-0 down to an early Sergio Aguero goal, United responded is spectacular fashion, playing City off the park to clinch a deserved 4-2 win, only their third success in the last 10 derbies.
Following wins against Spurs and Liverpool, yesterday’s was arguably United’s best performance this season and Young paid tribute to the fans.
“The fans were magnificent, even from the time we came out for the warm-up,” he told MUTV.
“I think that’s the loudest I’ve heard them. We wanted to keep our noisy neighbours quiet and we quietened them down straight away.”
The 29-year-old was arguably the best player on the pitch, scoring United’s first goal and assisting two, and he insisted that United’s recent run of form means the players relish playing in big games.
“We feel we can beat anyone on our day,” he added. “Confidence has been sky high for a long time and we want to keep the momentum going now.
“When you go 3-1 and 4-1 up, it’s then about trying to keep the ball and we did that. Carras (Michael Carrick) went off injured and we were down to 10 men and they scored, but the game was over by then. I think it was over when it went to 3-1.”
Source: Red Rants