Ashley Young explains where Manchester United’s title bid ended

Ashley Young has certainly made that left-back slot his own this season at Manchester United. Displacing Luke Shaw was never going to be easy, but the veteran has earned Jose Mourinho’s trust.

The 32-year-old has made more appearances this season (32) than ever before as a Red Devil, suggesting that he certainly has gotten better with age.

You have to doff your cap to United’s #18. He’s been a mainstay at the heart of our back four, changing his game from an offensive role into a defensive one, which couldn’t have been easy.

Now the former Aston Villa man has been looking back at where it all went wrong for the Old Trafford club in the Premier League title race.

“We have to put down a marker for next season with the way we perform from now on. It is building towards next season,” Young said, per The Independent.

“It has been one of those seasons when around Christmas we were drawing games, late goals against us and when you look back at those kind of games then you think the season could have been different.”

“It wasn’t meant to be but we have to put down a marker against the top four, top six clubs, but it is more than that. We have to win at other clubs as well. We have to win more games than we have done.”

As Young says, that awful Christmas period absolutely killed United. They went from being a few points down to over ten in the space of a couple of weeks. From that moment on, it was always going to be an insurmountable lead.

Sometimes you just have to say well done to your rivals. City have been brilliant this season, only losing two games as they’ve romped to the Premier League title. Even if we’d have won a few more games here and there, it would have been a struggle to usurp Pep Guardiola’s men.

But, next season, United will go again. With a few more tweaks to the team, Mourinho will get it right. As we’ve seen from the end to this season, we’re capable of going toe-to-toe with anyone on our day, the lads just have to find that consistency that can get the ball rolling.

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