Utd ‘definitely suited’ to Champions League – Young

Date published: Wednesday 30th September 2015 1:22

Juan Mata and Ashley Young: Looking forward to Manchester United's game against Wolfsburg

Juan Mata and Ashley Young: Looking forward to Manchester United's game against Wolfsburg

Manchester United are “definitely suited” to playing in the Champions League and are in for a successful campaign, according to Ashley Young.

United lost their opening Champions League game to PSV Eindhoven a fortnight ago but have since climbed to the top of the Premier League courtesy of wins over Southampton and Sunderland.

Young is feeling confident going into Wednesday’s night game against Wolfsburg at Old Trafford.

“I think we’re definitely suited to playing in the Champions League and I’m sure it will be a very successful campaign,” Young said.

“It’s always nice to be in the Champions League, we fought hard to get back into it.

“This is what a club like United is all about, wanting to be in the biggest competitions and we’re looking forward to the game on Wednesday.

“I think you want to go out to win in every game. We had a defeat which was disappointing but the way we’ve bounced back from that since means we’ll go into this game with confidence, especially at Old Trafford.”

Mata wary of Wolfsburg threat

Juan Mata, meanwhile, is looking forward to representing United in the Champions League for the first time at Old Trafford but is wary of the threat Wolfsburg will post his side.

“I cannot wait,” Mata said.

“In the first season I came here I couldn’t play in the Champions League because I’d played in it for Chelsea that season, but I was in the stadium when we faced Olympiacos and Bayern Munich and you could feel it was a different atmosphere.

“They were very special nights and we want to bring those back, starting against Wolfsburg. They will be tough opponents.

“Last season they had a great season in the Bundesliga and kept most of their players and bought new players like Julian Draxler, who is a very good no.10.

“We’ll have to be ready for that – we know in the Champions League there are no easy games and they are a difficult team to face.”

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