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Manchester United building momentum: Ashley Young

The Red Devils moved up to within striking distance of the top four following a hard-earned 1-0 win at Norwich, where substitute Danny Welbeck made the most of a somewhat fortunate opening at the start of the second half when a ricocheted clearance sent him clear though on goal to kill off what had been a determined challenge from the hosts.

Ashley Young
Ashley Young celebrates with United teammates after their goal against Norwich. Pic/Getty Images.

It was a fourth straight Premier League win for David Moyes’ rejuvenated team, who are also into the semi-finals of the League Cup and Last 16 of the Champions League.

England forward Young insists the whole club remains focused on the ultimate goal of retaining their crown come May. “It is more the character and the team spirit we have got, to bounce back from defeats and disappointing performances,” the 28-year-old said.

“We show that resilience, that strength in depth in the squad, that team spirit — we have got all that off the field, so when you take that onto the field, you win games and we have shown that in the past few performances. “I keep talking about the momentum we are building. As long as we keep playing the way we have, we will keep building that up.”

Young continued: “If you were to ask anybody around the club, no-one would have ever said we were out of the title race. We have to just keep winning games. Our momentum is building now and we have to keep playing as we have done to take those chances which will see us back up the table.”

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