After sustaining a foot injury during the latter stages of pre-season, Young was sidelined for most of August. However, he made a fleeting substitute appearance against Chelsea at Old Trafford where, despite his best efforts, United’s no.18 couldn’t help the Reds break down the Londoners.
Reinstated to the United starting line-up for the defeat against Liverpool in early September, it was to be against Crystal Palace at home where Young would make his first real mark on the campaign. Despite being booked for diving, which somewhat overshadowed a fine display, Young probed tirelessly down the left and won United a penalty that was successfully dispatched by Robin van Persie, putting the champions 1-0 up in an eventual 2-0 win. A substitute appearance against Bayer Leverkusen followed, before Young and United suffered a chastening defeat against neighbours Manchester City in what was to be the winger's final September display.
October was largely fruitless for the England international, who was restricted to only two substitute appearances and a solitary start against Norwich in the Capital One Cup. But following a competent display against the Canaries,