Man United should use Champions League disappointment in a quest for FA Cup glory – Ashley Young
Ashley Young intends to use Manchester United‘s Champions League disappointment as a catalyst for victory in their crucial FA Cup quarter-final against Brighton.
Jose Mourinho‘s men are reeling from Tuesday’s shock Old Trafford exit to Sevilla in a last-16 tie few expected to go the Spaniard’s way.
However, United failed to heed the warning signs displayed in a goalless first leg and promising return display by the Andalusians in Manchester, where Wissam Ben Yedder’s brace inspired a famous 2-1 win.
It leaves the Red Devils’ season at a crossroads given the FA Cup remains their only realistic shot at silverware, with left-back Young well aware of the importance of winning Saturday evening’s quarter-final against Brighton.
When you don’t score goals, you don’t win the game,” the England international said.
“We obviously scored the goal to get us back into it, but there wasn’t enough time.
“It’s obviously disappointing, there’s a lot of disappointment in there, but you have got to dust yourselves down and take the disappointment into the weekend.
“We’ve got another cup competition we’ve got to go and play for and we want to get ourselves back to winning ways and into the next round in that competition.”
Young, speaking to beIN SPORTS, understood the reaction to a loss in “a game of this magnitude”, but did not feel United took to progress to the Champions League quarter-finals for granted.
Every team in this competition is dangerous,” he added. “You wouldn’t be in this competition and this far into the competition if it wasn’t.
We knew they had danger, but I felt when we started the game, we started off brightly and we had a few chances that just didn’t want to go in.
On another day it would have gone in, but it wasn’t meant to be today and, like I say, we are disappointed.”