Young: There are positives to take
Ashley Young is disappointed by the result, but feels there are positives to take from the second half...
You thought so hard, left nothing on the pitch, but did we see today why Juventus are one of the three favourites to win this competition? AY: It’s disappointing, losing a goal in the way that we did. I think we had a spell in the first half where we got on top and especially in the second half we were on the front foot and it was one of those days where the ball just wouldn’t go in and I felt that the way that we played, especially in the second half, that if we had got a goal out of it and got a draw out of it, then maybe it would have justified how we started the second half. The one goal that came. The deflected cross and it fell for them? AY: Yeah, it’s disappointing, but it’s fallen right to them. On another day, if Chris deflects it and the other man deflects it and it goes away from goal, but it wasn’t meant to be. I think we’ve got to take the positives out of the second half and the way that we played. Obviously we are on four points out of nine points. The other two drew today, so we are still in this competition and there are still points to play for. Destiny still in your own hands, though... AY: Yeah of course it is. It’s not just two massive games, it’s three massive games. There’s nine points to play for there and we’ll be looking to, especially when we’re on the road getting those away points, but when we’re here getting those home points as well. Cristiano Ronaldo was well-received and that was always going to be the case, right? AY: Yeah, of course. He did so much for the club and was successful for the club. He’s a world class player. He’s not a world class player for no reason and Cristiano showed that tonight. Like I said, we’re disappointed with losing the game and we need to bounce back from this. It was fantastic at Old Trafford. It was one of those special nights. It’s a shame that we couldn’t have got a goal, the roof would have been blown off this place... AY: Yeah. Like I’ve said all season, the fans have been fantastic and these Champions League nights are unbelievable. They are like a twelfth man and that’s exactly what they were and they helped us in the second half. It’s just unfortunate that we didn’t get that goal. How much do you want to put on a performance against Everton for the fans? AY: Yeah of course it is. It’s always a special place to play in front of the home fans and we need them behind us again on Sunday which I know they will be and we’ll be looking to dust ourselves down after tonight and go and get three points.