Manchester United winger Ashley Young has credited Louis van Gaal for his upturn in form this season as well as for rekindling his love of the beautiful game.
Young's career at United looked in doubt last summer after a disappointing campaign during the David Moyes era at Old Trafford.
Doubts about whether or not the 29-year-old would fit into Van Gaal's plans were quickly allayed as the Dutchman deployed him in various roles in defence and attack.
Young played a prominent role as the Red Devils finished fourth in the Premier League this season and the England international puts it down to Van Gaal.
Young told the club's official website: 'Working with Louis van Gaal has been a great experience. From pre-season the manager came in and talked about his philosophy and what he wanted to get out of it, the little details in training and just bringing the club on in the way he saw it and how he wanted things to go, it’s been fantastic.
'And for me to have the opportunity to play under him and work under him day in, day out has been brilliant. He’s a fantastic manager, his track record and what he’s won in the game really speaks for itself.
'I’ve played in a few different roles and it has been a new experience for me. You know, left back, I never thought I’d see myself at left back but I’ve found myself there during games and I’ve enjoyed it – I’ve enjoyed playing football again. As a player you want to play every game and I’m no different.
'The manager has called upon me whether it’s been left wing-back, left wing or left back and I’ve gone out there and given 110 per cent as I always do and I’ve enjoyed the season. As I say, as a footballer you want to be playing regularly and I’ve been able to do that this season.
'I’ve enjoyed it, I’ve really enjoyed playing football again. I’ve kicked on and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. We wanted to get ourselves back winning titles and trophies, but it wasn’t meant to be this season. If we can improve on the form we’ve shown this season and take that into next season, then definitely the titles and cups will be coming back.'