Ashley Young explains how Man Utd should play vs Liverpool next week

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Manchester United achieved their biggest victory of the season at the weekend, dispatching of bottom of the league Fulham, 4-1.

Jose Mourinho has been heavily scrutinised for his squad selection as well as his style of play, with United currently languishing in sixth position.

The Red Devils are already 16 points behind league-leaders Liverpool after just 16 games.

Mourinho's naturally defensive approach as led to a succession of laboured performances from United, causing fans to question his position as boss.

Ashley Young, who has seen a personal resurgence at left-back under Mourinho, believes the approach in the last two games has been correct and this should continue for the Liverpool game. 

"Everyone knows what the Liverpool games are like," Young said, per Manchester Evening News.

"We should play exactly the way we’ve shown today. Go there and play the way the manager wants to play. It is never an easy game when you go to Anfield."

"We want to be on the front foot," Young added.


These comments somewhat confuse the situation, as maybe his approach is more attacking than meets the eye due to the players not playing with enough vigour or intent.

Young continues to claim that United's quiet second half in comparison to there dominant first half against Fulham was not part of the game plan.

Manchester United v Fulham FC - Premier League

"That first-half we were. I was a little bit disappointed when we came off after the game because I thought we could have got more goals.

"It’s one of those things. We’ve got to take the positives out of the game and there were so many more positives than negatives. From the front man to the goalkeeper to the subs that came on and the subs that weren’t used, everybody was fantastic and it was a great performance."

Manchester United v Fulham FC - Premier League

An attacking Manchester United is certainly a more imposing force than one that sits back, however against an inspired Liverpool side with a rejuvenated Mohamed Salah, Mourinho is going to have produce a managerial masterclass.

We know he has it in his locker.

Jose Mourinho
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