Ashley Young will not be backing down from the challenge of scrapping for a regular role at Manchester United.
The England international has seen United once again invest heavily in the acquisition of creative forward-thinking talent.
Angel di Maria was snapped up over the summer for a British record fee, and provides direct competition for Young on the left of midfield.
The Argentine has settled quickly at Old Trafford, offering an immediate return on the investment made in him, and is starting to gel with the likes of Juan Mata, Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie.
His form has provided another obstacle for Young to overcome, as he works his way back from a groin injury, but the former Aston Villa man is determined to prove his worth after replacing Di Maria during the second-half of Monday’s 2-2 draw at West Bromwich Albion.
He said in the Manchester Evening News: “I just want to play the best I can. The manager has shown faith in me and I want to go out there and play well.
“The injury was a setback. It’s disappointing for any player to get injured but I’m back fit now and I’m only looking ahead. I’m not looking back.”
Ashley Young will look to make the most of his chance given if he is handed a start against league leaders Chelsea, with rumours that Angel di Maria may have to sit out the game through injury.