Ashley Young is aiming to tear up Europe with Wayne Rooney for Manchester United and England, with the winger insisting that he will be unstoppable after a top-class start to the season.

Young has already scored two goals this term and, with Rooney, the duo have contributed seven in three games. While Young is still new to United, having signed for the club in June, he believes he’s showing his worth already and his partnership with the striker will be good news for both the Red Devils and England.

"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,” Young said.

"So I'm delighted with the way things have begun. OK, we're only three games in and there is a long season ahead. But things have started great and hopefully we can continue to build on that and keep winning.

"And if we can continue that partnership at Man United, I'm sure it will bode well for England, too."

Young said that settling into the culture at United was easier than he thought it would be, with the older members of the squad offering advice and help along the way.

"They've all had the experience of playing at Old Trafford for many years and any advice from the older players, I'll definitely take that,” the newcomer added.

"You get to know them at England, their style of play, and as soon as I went to United I felt right at home. So it was actually easy to settle in.

“I said from the time that I joined I just wanted to get into training and I've been welcomed with open arms by the boys.”

Champions League football has always been a goal for Young, and the 26-year-old said it’s something he’s particularly looking forward to bring part of this season.


 

He explained: "To be playing the biggest competitions, going for league honours, playing in the Champions League, it is everything, every boy's dream. You want to play in the biggest competitions and I've got the confidence in myself to play in those competitions.

"Especially the Champions League. Of course that is exciting and it's another dream. As a youngster you want to play in the biggest competitions and the Champions League is one of them.

"For me now, I've got that opportunity. Up to now I've just seen a few of the European games. Everybody talks about the music, it's always the music.

"I'm definitely looking forward to hearing that and, hopefully, we'll get off to a great start."

United take on Bolton this weekend, then travel to Portugal to take on Benfica where Young will get his long-awaited debut in the Champions League.

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