Ashley Young claims that “in a different season we would have won the league” with the 81 points amassed by Manchester United.
Young was part of the United team who ended the season with no silverware after losing in the FA Cup final to Chelsea on Saturday; he came in for particular criticism in the mailbox.
United finished the Premier League season in second with 81 points, though in most measures they were the sixth best team in the top flight.
“I think we have to come back stronger: stronger in the league, stronger in the FA Cup, stronger in the League Cup, stronger in the Champions League. We want to be fighting on all fronts,” he said on MUTV.
“We have the summer now to look forward and come back and prepare in pre-season. We wanted to win things, win titles, but it wasn’t meant to be.
“We finished second with the points we did; in a different season we would have won the league, but it wasn’t meant to be and today is a disappointing one. It will take a while to settle in and we now have the summer to prepare for next season.”
United’s 81-point total would actually have been enough to win the Premier League in three seasons since the turn of the century.