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01/02/2014 18:46, Report by Tim Oscroft
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Young rues narrow defeat

The closest United came to equalising for a second time was late on, when Asmir Begovic brilliantly saved a Wayne Rooney free-kick, with Tom Cleverley eventually blazing the ball over the bar following the ensuing free-for-all in the box.  But it was the failure to take the chances that did come along that left Young rueing the outcome.

“Adam’s goal was a tremendous strike, but even after that we always knew we were going to be in the game. We played until the final whistle, but we’re disappointed we could not get the second goal.  We talked about getting to the byline, and getting the ball into the box, but the frustrating thing is that we did not finish it off today, and that cost us.

“We’ve got to take the positives out of today and get ourselves back into the game. With creating all those chances, we have to take them.”

The game was played with high winds howling around open-cornered ground, but Young refused to blame the result on the conditions.

“It was really windy even in the warm-up, but it’s just one of those things you have to deal with, it’s always like that when you come here normally!”

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