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United can end season strongly, says Young

21 April 2017

Rashford has scored just nine goals in 43 appearances for United this year, although the managerial change affected that with Jose Mourinho rotating and bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic in as his first-choice forward after his arrival at Old Trafford last summer.

An excellent all-round performance from Manchester United gave them a comfortable win over the league leaders; they move back into fifth, while Chelsea stay four points ahead of Spurs at the top.

'I think Marcus is a great player, ' Darmian said.

Young captained United against Chelsea this weekend
Young captained United against Chelsea this weekend

"They had everything to play for in that they are striving for that Champions League place, which I have always felt they will get, and have a manager who is quite good technically and tactically", he added.

"I think we played really well, a very solid performance".

On top of this, Jose Mourinho's United side are heavy favourites to win the Europa League, and with Young one of the most experienced heads in the dressing room, harking back to Sir Alex Ferguson's tenure as manager, the England worldwide was confident that United can finish the season in the strongest way possible. "But I hope he can continue like this, to help the team reach the objectives".

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He fired a first-time shot at goal that deflected off Zouma and beat the wrong footed Begovic to find the net for his first league goal of the season and United's second goal in the 49th minute. We didn't play a good game and United deserved to win.

Zouma was a late replacement for Marcos Alonso, who pulled out in the warm-up, but Chelsea can offer no excuses here as they were second best throughout. "Of course, this kind of game gives us confidence".

We need to realise it is not over, we need to realise there are points to play for, and we have to dig in. "I don't think a lot of people expected it but we did".

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With the quality, strength and depth available to manager Jose Mourinho, he will be confident of winning the Europa League.

"If we do what we have to do we will be where we want to be".

"If one day we are in the Europa League and the distance in the Premier League is too big, then we have to prioritise and nobody can criticise us if we do things in a different way for the final few matches".

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United can end season strongly, says Young