Young: Man Utd should be pushing for titles and trophies

Young: Man Utd should be pushing for titles and trophies

Manchester United "should be pushing for titles and trophies" rather than targeting a top-four finish, according to Ashley Young, who thinks significant progress is being made under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“It’s just about keeping on winning. We’re going into the busy Christmas period now when it’s just game after game and it’s just about winning and getting points on the board,” he told the club's official website.

“I always say talking about getting into the top four is not what our club is about, we should be pushing for titles and trophies.

"Obviously it’s a transitional period where we have to talk about getting into the top four but I think if different things had gone different ways especially this season in games we’d be further up the league.

“As long as we keep playing with the confidence we’ve shown and we keep building on what it is the manager wants us to build on then we’re going in the right direction.

"Things are starting to come together and performances are getting better and that’s the way we need to go, we need to keep bettering our performance.”

One man who has played a key role in United's resurgence is 18-year-old Mason Greenwood, who scored an all-important equaliser in a 1-1 draw against Everton at the Theatre of Dreams on Sunday.

Young has been impressed by the teenager's meteoric rise to prominence and was delighted to see an academy graduate get on the scoresheet in United's 4000th match last weekend.

“You can tell he’s [Greenwood's] just a natural goalscorer and I think most of his goals have been pretty identical," Young added.

"I don’t think many defenders know what he’s going to do, as soon as he gets the ball he’s just got an eye for a goal. He’s been fantastic for us. He’s obviously been getting on the scoresheet but he’s also a kid that wants to learn and I think training with us day in, day out has brought him on massively.

“All the young boys have stepped up when they’ve had to as I said. We’ve had injuries in the squad so they’ve had to come in and when they’ve been called upon they’ve been brilliant.

"The game against Everton, it being the 4000th match with an Academy player in the squad, I think it was fitting that an Academy player scored a goal and obviously a point isn’t what we wanted but that point could go a long come the end of the season.” Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook

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