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Victor Moses(l) and Ashley Young (r) vie for the ball.

Young: Cup final setback will make us stronger

Manchester United's experienced wing-back Ashley Young has called on the Reds to bounce back from the disappointment of the Emirates FA Cup final defeat to Chelsea and return stronger in order to fight on all trophy fronts next season.

The Reds fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Wembley on Saturday after a first-half Eden Hazard penalty condemned United to heartache in the final game of the season.
 
And, speaking to MUTV after the game, Young vowed United's players will put the defeat behind them and come back stronger than ever next season.

Young: We have to come back strongerVideo

“I think we have to come back stronger: stronger in the league, stronger in the FA Cup, stronger in the League Cup, stronger in the Champions League. We want to be fighting on all fronts,”
he declared. 
 
“We have the summer now to look forward and come back and prepare in pre-season. We wanted to win things, win titles, but it wasn’t meant to be.
 
”We finished second with the points we did; in a different season we would have won the league, but it wasn’t meant to be and today is a disappointing one. It will take a while to settle in and we now have the summer to prepare for next season.

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Reflecting on the game itself, the 32-year-old believes the Reds were unfortunate to lose the game after creating a number of opportunities to at least level the tie.
 
“It’s disappointing starting the game like we did and coming away with nothing. You can see how the players reacted after the game; we didn’t feel like we should have lost the game today,”
he continued.
 
“We didn’t have clear-cut chances, but on a different day there were chances we could have taken and we could have gone on and won the game.

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A first-half penalty from Eden Hazard unfortunately proved to be decisive at Wembley Stadium.

“In the second half they were on the back foot, it was all us, but we couldn’t get the goal and we are disappointed with that.”
 
Young can now look ahead to a first World Cup with England but feels the disappointment of domestic defeat will take a while to come to terms with.
 
“There is excitement that is to come, but right now I am disappointed and it's going to be hard to shake off,”
he admitted.