Ashley Young delighted after making his Manchester United debut

14 July 2011 01:00

Ashley Young has admitted it was a relief to make his Manchester United debut on the club's tour of the United States.

The new signing from Aston Villa made an encouraging start as United beat New England Revolution in Boston.

Making his debut: Young in action against New England Revolution

And Young said: 'Of course, it's always a nice feeling putting on a Manchester United shirt.

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'There weren't any nerves. I've gone into the game as I normally do, playing the normal sameway. I've done that again tonight. I wasn't nervous at all.

'It'sa pre-season game and about fitness and I'll build on this. It felt good. I couldn't wait to get out there and make my debut.

'I'm delighted to have made it and get a good run-out under my belt. I wanted to build my confidence and get to know the players even more and I felt I did that.'

United boss Sir Alex Fwerguson praised Young after the match, and Young added: 'As a winger, you want to set up the strikers and midfielders and I felt I've done that tonight. The strikers were great, especially in the second half, to finish the game off.

'Of course, it's down to the manager who picks the team but it's all about fitness at the end of the day.

'The next few games are about preparing ourselves well for the season ahead.'

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