Ashley Young warns Liverpool: “Man United have another gear”

LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Ashley Young of Manchester United celebrates victory following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Manchester United can still reach another level ahead of Sunday’s Premier League showdown against rivals Liverpool, warns Ashley Young.

The Red Devils are in an incredible run of form at the moment with 11 wins in 13 matches ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in to replace Jose Mourinho as manager on an interim basis.

The Norwegian’s impact at Old Trafford has made him a strong favourite to land the managerial role on a permanent basis at the end of the season, despite Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino and Juventus’ Massimiliano Allegri being linked with the role.

On the back of suffering his first defeat in charge of United last week in a 2-0 Champions League loss to Paris Saint-Germain, Solskjaer bounced back superbly from the setback by leading his old club to a 2-0 FA Cup victory at Chelsea on Monday.

But full-back Young thinks United still have something left in the tank for Liverpool this Sunday.

“I think we had another gear to go,” said Young, according to ESPN.

“It was very good to get the win away [at Chelsea] and the way we did it.

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"People have been quite quick to jump on us and say we've been going through a blip at Liverpool and now all of a sudden we've come through that,"

“It gives us all massive belief, obviously you will get confidence from winning games and that’s exactly what we have done.

“We beat Spurs away, and Arsenal away and now Chelsea away.

“Liverpool is at the weekend and we will build up to that this week and concentrate on that when it comes about.”

After progressing to the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, Solskjaer’s men will take a trip to Molineux on March 16 to take on the high-flying Wolves for a spot in the last four of the competition.

“I was surprised we didn’t get [Manchester] City,” Young said.

“That’s what we were looking for but you have to beat every team in the competition and that’s what we’ll do go down there [to Wolves] to beat them and get through to the semifinal.”

The Premier League match between United and Liverpool at Old Trafford will begin at 3:05 PM (CET) this Sunday.

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Paul Pogba of Manchester United (kneeling) celebrates with team mates as he scores his team’s second goal during the FA Cup Fifth Round match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on February 18, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)