Young was forced to watch from the sidelines after picking up a calf injury last week.
Regardless, he was thrilled by the emphatic victory in what is traditionally a challenging fixture:
Excellent win lads, well done @ManUtd ?
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) October 17, 2015
The result leaves next weekend’s mammoth clash with Manchester City finely poised; just two points separate the Manchester clubs.
An ability to win away from home in resounding fashion is something prevalent amongst teams challenging for the title. But under van Gaal’s tutelage, performances away from home have been largely idle and ineffective.
However, Saturday’s result was a boost for United’s title credentials and a fitting warmup for next weekend’s game, which promises to be United’s sternest test of the season so far.