Ashley Young: Manchester United Are The Biggest Club In The World But I Still Support Arsenal

Old Trafford new boy is still an Emirates fan.

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Manchester United new boy Ashley Young has put aside his boyhood support of Arsenal and claims to have joined the biggest team in the world.

The 26-year-old impressed during the Community Shield and has illustrated why Sir Alex Ferguson was prepared to splash out £18million to snare him from Aston Villa.

But the England international says  it is not so odd for a Gunners fan to find himself wearing the red of an altogether different set of trophy contenders.

“Ian Wright was my hero,” he said. “But even then, if you asked most kids which team they would like to play for, quite a lot would say Manchester United.

“People judge me differently because I am at the biggest club in the world. I could tell the difference as soon as I got there.

“I wanted to go a club where I could win titles and medals and play in the biggest competitions. I have a chance to do that now.”

And Young knows he is not on his own.

Ferguson has pulled together a number of young English players that could form the core of an England team in the same way as the famed ‘Class of 92’.

Phil Jones, Danny Welbeck, Tom Cleverly and Chris Smalling are all expected to join Young and Wayne Rooney on a permanent basis in the senior national squad.

“Maybe it could be the core of a new England team,” admitted Young.

“I am sure the manager has bought players who are coming through in order to add to the youth we already had.

“After Patrice (Evra) went off (in the Community Shield) I was the oldest player on the pitch at 26.

“It is nice that the players who are coming through are getting that winning mentality and already have a medal that sets us up for the season.”

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