Manchester United captain Ashley Young says weekend's defeat to Bournemouth won't affect players' confidence ahead of Europa League clash with Partizan Belgrade.
United had a three-winning run of games before suffering a 1-0 shock defeat in the hands of Bournemouth over the weekend. The loss was termed by media 'crisis' but Young shrugged off any suggestions that the case for United after the team's disappointing trip to the south coast. The club's captain is putting his focus on the upcoming Europa League match with Partizan.
"That [defeat] is not going to dampen our spirits," he told the media ahead of Thursday's clash.
"We’ve got a really good game tomorrow and we can qualify out of the group stages. We’ve got games coming up [after that] which are winnable. I think, from tomorrow’s game, we could hopefully go on another run and keep putting points on the board."
"Everybody is entitled to their opinion. What I see day in and day out, at training, the boys have been working."
"We’ve been working on the training pitch as hard as possible to go out there and get results. Obviously, things haven’t gone as well as we’d like and, as the manager said, we went on a mini-run recently."
A win for United, who are at the top of Group L with seven points will guarantee a spot in the knockout rounds of the competition.