Ashley Young has described Inter’s 4-2 win against AC Milan as one of the best moments of his career, while also insisting he has no regrets over leaving Manchester United to take up a “new challenge” in Italy.
Inter went into Sunday’s derby encounter looking to capitalise on Juventus’ defeat by Hellas Verona the day before, with just three points separating the two sides at the top of Serie A.
It was the Rossoneri who seized the initiative in the match, however, as Ante Rebic opened the scoring before Zlatan Ibrahimovic doubled their lead right on half-time.
Young, who moved to San Siro from United for £1.75 million during the winter transfer window, has opened up on the “unbelievable experience” of his first Milan derby which he believes illustrated the strength of character within the Inter squad.
“I think it was an incredible feeling,” the 34-year-old told talkSPORT . “You could see the way we celebrated after the game showed the character and strength we’ve got.
“To go 2-0 down in a derby like that then come back and win, that shows our character. It was an unbelievable experience.”
When asked if playing against Milan at San Siro ranks as one of the high points of his career, Young responded: “It definitely is [up there]. I came here to play football and win games, and when you come and win in the Milan derby in the way we did, it’s just an incredible feeling.
“I don’t think it gets any better than that.”
Young is now a month into his adventure in Italy, and he is already “loving every minute” of the experience, as he added: “It’s not strange at all. I wanted a new challenge and I’ve got a new challenge and I’m loving every minute of my time out here.
“And, like I said, yesterday was an unbelievable feeling and I’m delighted we got the three points.”
Inter are now top of Serie A on goal difference, with a Coppa Italia semi-final clash against Napoli up next on Wednesday.