- Ashley Young reveals Sir Alex Ferguson is scarier than current boss Sean Dyche
- The 38-year-old also gave his thoughts on what it’s like to work under Dyche
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Ashley Young has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson is scarier than Sean Dyche and still terrifies him to this day.
The former Manchester United winger was signed by Ferguson in 2011 from Aston Villa.
Young now plies his trade with Everton, managed by Sean Dyche. The 38-year-old signed for the Toffees on a free transfer in the summer and has started every game for the club so far.
Dyche is notorious for his strict, old-school coaching over the years. However, it appears no one is getting close to Ferguson, according to Young.
Young, who has 39 caps for England, spent two years with Ferguson before retiring in 2013.
Everton full-back Ashley Young revealed Sir Alex Ferguson is scarier than Sean Dyche
Young was signed by Ferguson (right) in 2011 and spent two years with the manager before retiring in 2013.
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Speaking in the talkSPORT studio, the Englishman revealed what it’s like to work with both coaches.
In conversation with Alan Brazil and Gabriel Agbonlahor, Young was asked: “Who is scarier, Fergie or Dychey?”
Young replied: “The boss, I would say. I can’t even call him Fergie because he’s still the boss.
“I told someone the other day, when your phone rings and you see the boss calling you…
“It’s like if you turn the music down, you’re still afraid of him when you answer.” Even now!’
During his time with the Red Devils, Young won a Premier League, an FA Cup, a Carabao Cup and a Europa League.
The winger-turned-back left Old Trafford in 2020 to sign for Serie A giants Inter Milan.
He spent one season in Serie A before returning to England to sign for Aston Villa. The defender spent two years at Villa Park before joining the Toffees in July ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
Ashley Young also revealed what it’s like to work with ‘old-school’ manager Sean Dyche
Everton are yet to win a Premier League match this season and will face Arsenal this weekend
Everton have had a difficult start to the season and have picked up just one point from their opening four matches – a 1-1 draw against Sheffield United before the international break.
Young also gave his thoughts on what it’s like to work under Dyche, saying: “He (Dyche) is an old school manager, but he’s moved with the times.
“That’s the way football is now, you have to move with the times. He’s a hard worker, he wants you to work hard, and that’s a given.
“He is a manager who likes to let players go out, play and express themselves. If you work hard, he will be there to support you and want you to succeed.
The Toffees will look to secure their first win of the season when they host Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal on Sunday afternoon – with Young likely to play a key role in the match at Goodison Park.