The history of the team, the players that were here, what they’d achieved. That was the place I wished to be.
I wished to move there and put my marker down with play and this particular club for the club, for me personally, on earth.
The moment my agent said that… we didn’t even fulfill Liverpool!
Young added that one of the primary draws for him was working under Ferguson, and a conversation he had with all the director just furthered his desire to make the move.
Young was a guy in demand following an impressive spell at Aston Villa in which he won the PFA Young Player of the Year and broke into the England side, and Villa resigned themselves to losing the player.
Since going to United Young won five prizes and has made appearances, and speaking into the UTD Podcast of the club he insists United was the only club. “He explained Liverpool.
We’d already spoken to City. He then said United had come . And I said:’When am I fulfill Sir Alex Ferguson.
There was no place I wished to go. My agent called me and said’Listen, you are going into the past year of your contract (in Villa), there are a couple teams which are in for you'”, Young remembered.
Ashley Young has shown he had no doubts over registering for Manchester United despite also having offers from the likes of Liverpool and Manchester City .
He challenged me and said you either sink or swim. That’s basically what it is, daily you’re likely to be challenged. And that is what I wanted.
In the end, it was down to me to make the choice and the moment I could signal here, I needed to sign.” He added:”I always remember the meeting with Sir Alex at London. I believe it was a meeting.
Ten minutes of that, we spoke about football, the rest was about horses and wine! It was clearly one of these.