Young: Team spirit is key

The 29-year-old’s days at Old Trafford looked numbered not so long ago, but having scored the winner against Newcastle United in April, he was then named man of the match in the 4???2 win over Manchester City.

He told the Manchester United website: “I’m enjoying my football, playing regularly. I want to play well and give my input into the team – I feel like I’m doing that.

“The penalty came from my cross and Felli scored from my cross. I’m delighted with that but it’s a team game.
We’ve got great team spirit and another two cup finals to go.”

David De Gea’s point-blank save from Glenn Murray allowed United to go on and win through Marouane Fellaini’s late header and Young was quick to praise his Spanish team-mate.

“He’s been making save after save for us and that one today was vitally important,” Young said.

“Maybe that spurred us on to get the winning goal. It was fantastic and I thanked him after the game. We went in 1-0 up and we knew they were going to come out in the second half and put us under pressure.

“They did that for pretty much the whole of the second half. We had to dig deep and defend as a team, and that’s exactly what we’ve done.

“That’s the way we play – that’s the Manchester United way. The team spirit, the character that we’ve got to keep ourselves going. The big man got himself in the box and got on the end of one of our crosses.

“We’re delighted to get that goal. Everybody was celebrating together and I think the bench went crazy as well. After the game, the scenes in the dressing room were fantastic.”