Young refusing to concede title

04 March 2018 08:07:42 EST

Ashley Young has refused to concede the Premier League title to rivals Manchester City and urged his Manchester United team-mates to keep 'picking up wins'.

The 32-year-old, who joined United from Aston Villa in summer 2011 and is approaching 200 appearances for the club, has been back in favour with boss Jose Mourinho this season as he has already enjoyed 25 outings in all competitions compared to 23 last term.

Until the points tally (confirms it) is over, we won't say that we are going to give up.

Ashley Young

United went into the season looking to challenge for their first league title since 2012-13, but their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium appear to have run away with it.

City lead United by 16 points and that has resulted in Mourinho already accepting that they will not be caught.

But Young is refusing to surrender and is looking for the Red Devils to try and keep some pressure on by winning their games until it is mathematically impossible.

"Until the points tally (confirms it) is over, we won't say that we are going to give up," he told ESPN FC.

"It's about picking up points home and away, picking up wins.

"A lot will be said about the way you pick up points, but when you come to the end of the season, that is the main thing - picking up points - and that's exactly what we will be looking do.

"We have to make sure that we keep winning.

"We say before every game that it is another important game, but every game is important now leading up to this final run towards the end of the season."

United, who could be 19 points behind City by the time they play next, are 500/1 to win the title and 1/2000 to win it without Manchester City.

They are available at 9/20 to win at struggling Crystal Palace on Monday night, while the Eagles are available at 7/1 and the draw is 15/4.

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