Winger eager to experience Anfield atmosphere on Sunday.
Manchester United winger Ashley Young has said that he and his teammates will be able to handle the ‘bear-pit’ atmosphere at Anfield on Sunday as the two sides meet in the Premier League, the Mirror reports.
Brendan Rodgers’ men have wracked up two wins out of two in the league this season and will be expecting a roaring atmosphere when the champions visit this weekend, and they will be looking to build an early five point gap between them and their rivals.
Young, who is no stranger to hostile atmospheres having sampled both the Birmingham and Manchester derbies, has said that he is looking forward to being a part of such a spicy encounter so early on in the campaign.
“I don’t think there has ever been a time when Manchester United have gone there and Liverpool HAVEN’T been up for it,” said the England winger.
“We know what to expect. It will be a fiery atmosphere.
“As long as we go there and play the way we have done in previous seasons, and as we have started this one, hopefully at the end of it, we’ll have the three points.
“You know what the rivalry is like between the two clubs. You want to play in the fiery games.
“You want to play in the big games. You dreamt as a boy to play in big games like this – especially games as fiery as this.
“You want to go out and play. We will keep a cool head, let the fans have their rivalry and try to do our jobs in the right way.”
Critics and rival fans alike are hoping to see any sign that new United boss David Moyes is not up to the task, but England winger has insisted that the side share the manager’s same hunger for success.
“The players want to win things, but the new manager wants to win things as well,” he said of Moyes, who spent 11 potless years at Everton.
“He’s told us already that we are in four competitions and we want to win them all.
“As players, every competition you are in, you want to win. We want to retain our title, we want to win the cups.
‘We want more success and more trophies. I want to be stood here at the end of the season saying we have had more success and more silverware.
“Once you get that first medal, you want more and more. When you come to a place like Manchester United, you want success.
“You look at the trophy cabinet and the history. You want a piece of that. Everybody is a winner here.”