Young: United has mas­sive chance

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Ash­ley Young claims Bay­ern Mu­nich will miss sus­pended stars Bas­tian Sch­we­in­steiger and Javi Martinez and that Manch­ester United has “a mas­sive chance” in the sec­ond leg of the Cham­pi­ons League quar­ter-fi­nal next week.

United forced a 1-1 draw with the reign­ing Euro­pean cham­pi­ons at Old Traf­ford on Tues­day but Bay­ern will have goal scorer Sch­we­in­steiger miss­ing af­ter he was sent off.

Martinez will also be miss­ing for ac­cu­mu­lat­ing book­ings and Eng­land winger Young said United will be go­ing to Mu­nich be­liev­ing they can win.

Young said: “I can’t wait to go to Mu­nich. We have given our­selves a mas­sive chance.

“I think ev­ery­one would have taken that re­sult be­fore a ball was kicked. It sets us up nicely for the sec­ond leg.

“It was a great team per­for­mance and we look for­ward to the sec­ond leg now.

“Ev­ery­body wrote us off be­fore the game but we cre­ated many chances. We know they are a good team but we knew we would get chances on the counter at­tack. We man­aged to do that and got the goal.

“Sch­we­in­steiger is go­ing to be a miss for them. Martinez will be as well. But we have to con­cen­trate on our­selves and put on a per­for­mance.”

David Moyes’ men had just 26 per cent pos­ses­sion, an all-time low for the club in the Cham­pi­ons League, yet en­joyed the bet­ter chances.

Mid­fielder Michael Car­rick ad­mit­ted it could have been even bet­ter for United if Danny Wel­beck had not squan­dered a golden chance by try­ing to chip Manuel Neuer when one-on-one with the Bay­ern keeper.

Car­rick said: “That is the one that sticks out. It would have been great if it had gone in but as it hap­pened we man­aged to go 1-0 up any­way. Who knows what would have hap­pened. It was a chance he would nor­mally take.

“We are not get­ting car­ried away. The task ahead of us is tough. We will have to be right at our best to get the right re­sult. But we still have a chance. We still be­lieve we have a chance. We can go over there re­ally pos­i­tive.”

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