The official website for European football

Young fuelled by United upset

Published: Monday 22 October 2012, 11.44CET
"Everyone is looking to make amends in every game we play," said Ashley Young of Manchester United FC's group exit last year and he is champing at the bit to return from injury.
by Simon Hart
from Manchester

This content is streamed in such a way that it is protected and available only in a Flash format. Your device seems not to be compatible with our Flash video player.

Tournament statistics

Man. UnitedBraga

Goals scored11
 
7
on target71
 
57
off target46
 
42
Corners55
 
26
Offsides27
 
15
Fouls committed92
 
92
Yellow cards12
 
12
Red Cards1
 
1
 
Published: Monday 22 October 2012, 11.44CET

Young fuelled by United upset

"Everyone is looking to make amends in every game we play," said Ashley Young of Manchester United FC's group exit last year and he is champing at the bit to return from injury.

Ashley Young has sat out the last two months with a knee injury but his frustration at being sidelined is nothing compared to his memories of Manchester United FC's premature UEFA Champions League exit last season.

United face SC Braga on Tuesday safely top of Group H with maximum points but having reached three finals in four years, in 2011/12 they did not even make the last 16 as they ended third in their section, draws in their first two games proving costly. Forward Young, now ready to return to action, remembers that all too well.

"It was disappointing, especially for a club like us; everybody was bitterly disappointed to go out at the stage that we did," he told UEFA.com. "We're a club that wants to get all the way and win the Champions League, and everyone is looking to make amends in every single game we play."

Watch the video above for Young's thoughts on Braga, Robin van Persie's arrival and his own recovery from injury. You can read a full version of this interview in the current edition of Champions Matchday, the official magazine of the UEFA Champions League.

Subscribe here

Last updated: 27/11/12 6.49CET

http://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/season=2013/matches/round=2000347/match=2009535/prematch/focus/index.html#youngs+united

  • © 1998-2014 UEFA. All rights reserved.
  • The CHAMPIONS LEAGUE and UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE words, the UEFA Champions League logo and trophy and the UEFA Champions League Final logos are protected by trade marks and/or copyright of UEFA. No use for commercial purposes may be made of such trade marks. Use of UEFA.com signifies your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.