United's title winning experience is key to beating City, says Young
Published 12:04 18/04/12 By David Anderson
Ashley Young claims Manchester United's greater experience over Manchester City is telling in the title race.
United have overhauled City in the run-in to open up a five-point gap and Young puts it down to their know-how in winning Premier League titles.
He says seasoned veterans like Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand have helped him and United's other players who are new to the pressures of the title race.
"That's been the difference," said the winger. "Having players like Giggsy, Scholesy, Rio, Carrick, and Patrice has been vitally important for the younger ones.
"Then there's the manager. He knows exactly what to do and when to do it and what teams to pick for different games.
"A lot of people wrote us off when City were a few points clear with a superior goal difference, but we've gone about our job in the right way and everyone in the squad has made a contribution.
"And we've done what every other United team seems to do and come strong in the second half of the season."
Young says he is enjoying the cut and thrust of the title race and is excited by the prospect of winning his first trophy.
"It's completely different to what I've been used to," said the England international. "At previous clubs, it was about cementing a place in the top six or challenging for a Champions League spot.
"Going for the title is a totally different experience and there is an expectancy to win every game here.
"The manager said when I joined that it would be a challenge and you get that challenge in every match, especially now.
"But this is why I joined United - to win trophies. To have this opportunity is brilliant."