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03/04/2014 08:00, Report by R Grant, A Bostock
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Young praises team effort

Ashley Young believes a solid team performance was the key to Manchester United holding Bayern Munich and hopes more of the same will lead to victory at Newcastle on Saturday.

The attacking midfielder came off the bench as the Reds frustrated Bayern in Tuesday night's Champions League match, on the back of a fine 4-1 league win over his former club Aston Villa. Now Young and his colleagues are targeting another domestic triumph on Tyneside, to launch the team into next week's return match in Munich.

"We’ve got to keep the momentum going," Young told MUTV. "We want to take three points from the weekend into the second leg against Bayern and then see how things go.

"I can’t wait to go there [to Munich], we've given ourselves a massive chance. We’re in with a great shout, and as long as we add to the performance we gave at Old Trafford, hopefully we can go through. It was a great team performance."

Reflecting further on the first leg against Bayern, Young admitted that letting the 1-0 lead slip had been a blow, but felt 1-1 was still a decent scoreline against the reigning European, world and German champions.

“I think everyone would have taken that result before the game," Ashley added. "We’re a little bit disappointed with the way they got their goal, but a draw still sets us up nicely for the second leg.

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