Ashley Young: Spirit can inspire results.


Manchester United winger Ashley Young has praised the Reds' team spirit and is convinced it can help Van Gaal's side finish the season on a high.

The former Aston Villa man featured in United's win over Preston in the FA Cup, when he came off the bench to help his side come from behind to seal a win over a tough Preston team who had already taken the lead in the 48 minute through Scott Laird.

Van Gaal's men ended up winning 3-1, with Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Wayne Rooney all on the score sheet for the away team.

However, Young (29) who set up the first goal for Herrera to score the equaliser at Deepdale, hailed Man United's character and believes it could help them secure silverware this season.

“The club has always had great spirit – I’ve seen that since I’ve been here. All the boys in the dressing room are fighting for each other and when you have that off the pitch you take it on to the pitch,” he told ManUtd.com.

“It’s one of the qualities we have as a team. It’s a team sport and we always go out and play as a team. We showed that on Monday night from the first minute to the last and in the way we came back into the game and won it.

“The manager told me to go out there, get on the ball, get crosses into the box and stay wide," he added. "We wanted to get ourselves back in it as quickly as possible.

"It was a great team effort – every man throughout the team was fantastic. When you have that team spirit in a game it can help take you through to the next round and that’s what it’s done.”


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