Tim Krul's inspired form kept the visitors at bay until the 89th minute but it was the Dutchman’s error that handed three points to the visitors when he passed the ball straight to Young to tap into an empty net.
Here are the top five statistics from the Red Devils' close encounter:
1 - Ashley Young scored his first Premier League goal since 28th January 2014 versus Cardiff City; his first for 400 days.
7 - Young has now scored in seven league games for Manchester United: they have won all of these fixtures.
64 - Angel Di Maria completed just 64% of his passes in this match – the worst ratio of any Manchester United player.
|Team||Total Pass||Passing Accuracy||Minutes Played|
|Ángel Di María||Man Utd||33||64%||59|
|Adnan Januzaj||Man Utd||12||67%||31|
|Ashley Young||Man Utd||29||79%||90|
|Marouane Fellaini||Man Utd||42||83%||82|
|Marcos Rojo||Man Utd||49||88%||89|
2 - Newcastle have won just two of their last 25 league games against Manchester United (D5 L18).
4 - The Magpies have now failed to score in four of their last five home league meetings with the Red Devils.
Bonus: Manchester United have now lost just two of their last 18 league matches (W12 D4).