Ashley Young explains his confidence ahead of Manchester United v Southampton

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Ashley Young looks ahead to Manchester United’s clash against Southampton in the Premier League on Monday.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is confident that his side can win against Southampton away from home in the Premier League on Monday.

The Red Devils will head into the encounter at St. Mary’s Stadium placed fourth in the league table with 25 points from 14 matches.

Southampton are actually a place and a point above United, but England international Young is certain of picking up all three points.

“When you are winning games then confidence is always sky high,” the 29-year-old told United’s official website.

“When you have been on a run of wins – both at home and away – then it is fantastic for confidence. Everybody is pulling in the right direction and feeling good and we will take that into the game against Southampton.

“It is going to be a big game and there are definitely no easy games in the Premier League. Southampton have started the season very well and are third in the league, so we know it is going to be tough.

“But if we can go there and produce displays like we have shown, especially in the last four matches, then I'm sure we can get the three points.”

Young’s place in United’s starting line-up against Southampton is not guaranteed, but he is certainly going to play an important role even from the substitutes’ bench.

The former Aston Villa star, who was linked with a move away from Old Trafford in the summer transfer window, has made himself a useful player under Van Gaal in recent weeks.

In seven Premier League appearances so far this season, Young has created four chances, won 53% of his duels, and has a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 67%.

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