"It's the team spirit, will-to-win and that desire to go out to the three points. After we had led 2-0, we didn't want to throw that away, especially when you come to a place like this and, at the end of it, we can go six points clear going into the busy Christmas period.
"It was important for us to get this win because if we'd have come off at 2-2 it would have felt like a defeat so we're more than delighted to get three points."
Young was disappointed to see his goal chalked off in the second half when Pablo Zabaleta was actually keeping him onside. "We always looked like we were going to get another goal in the second half but my one was disallowed wrongly," he added. "It's just one of those things and we managed to get the winner.
"I've seen Robin's shot and just followed it up. I didn't know if I was onside or not but, watching it after the game, you can tell I'm onside. It's difficult for the linesmen and the referee as they have got to make a split-second decision. That's exactly what he's done but hopefully he can look back and see he made the wrong call."
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"It's the team spirit, will-to-win and that desire to go out to get the three points."
- Ashley Young, MUTV