Ashley Young laments United's Champions League exit.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young spoke to MUTV lamenting their elimination from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night.

Louis van Gaal’s men were knocked out of Europe’s elite competition in the group stage, and it was the first time since 2012 the Red Devils didn’t make it out of the group after a 3-2 loss to Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.

However, Young blamed United's failure to qualify on the previous games, citing the home game against PSV Eindhoven.

“I think what has cost us is not winning the games when we should have done, like PSV Eindhoven at home,” lamented Young, reports. “We had the chance to win that and we would have gone through on the night if we had. So it could have been a totally different story going into the Wolfsburg match.

“We thought that Wolfsburg were going to play on the counter-attack but they were pretty open and we created many chances," he added. "We just wanted a second one to go in; then we had that sucker punch at the end with them scoring and PSV winning their game.

“We were fully aware [of the PSV score]; someone kept us up to date, so we knew what we had to do. We had the chance to go out and get the win, but it wasn’t meant to be.

“Everyone who travelled to Germany is disappointed - the players, the staff and the fans. It was one of those nights when you wanted to get the job done and go through. It just wasn’t good enough.”


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