Ashley Young reacts to Manchester United’s win against Crystal Palace

Manchester United got the better of Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home in the Premier League this evening.

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has told BBC Sport that he is delighted with his side’s win against Crystal Palace away from home this evening.

United returned to winning ways in the Premier League with a 2-1 victory over Palace at Selhurst Park.

Young was involved in the opening goal for the Red Devils in the 19th minute. The England international’s cross was handled by Scott Dann inside the Palace penalty box, and Spain international attacking midfielder Juan Mata successfully converted the resulting spot kick.

Jason Puncheon restored parity for Palace with a deflected free kick in the 57th minute, but Young provided the cross that set up Marouane Fellaini to head home from close range in the 78th minute.

The win means that United remain fourth in the Premier League table with 68 points from 36 matches, seven points ahead of arch-rivals Liverpool, who are fifth in the standings at the moment and have a game in hand.

Following the victory over Palace, Young told BBC Sport: "We knew that Palace would come out and put us under pressure at the start of the second half. We showed fighting spirit, and the togetherness we have, to get back into the game.

"We came here to get the three points and we're delighted to get them. It's always tough here at Selhurst Park because of the atmosphere - the pitch is quite small and the fans are close to the pitch. We set our stall out in the first half and played some fantastic stuff.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Selhurst Park, United had 63% of the possession, took 13 shots of which four were on target, and earned six corners.

Louis van Gaal’s side will take on Arsenal at Old Trafford next weekend, before facing relegation-threatened Hull City away from home at the KC Stadium.

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