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Young: Man United will be fired up for crucial derby tie

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Ashley Young has reiterated the importance of the upcoming derby against Manchester City on Wednesday night after their 4-0 drubbing at Goodison Park.

The Red Devils were dealt a massive blow in their pursuit for Champions League football after their disappointing loss on Easter Sunday.

And with United fans moaning about the loss, the 33-year-old made it known the team would be ready for the derby showdown.

“We’ve just got to apologise to the fans and we’ve got a tough one coming up on Wednesday with the Manchester derby,” Young told the club’s website after Sunday’s game.

“We know how important that’s going to be. If you can’t get yourselves up for the Manchester derby, there’s something wrong.

“I’ve got confidence that we’re going to be ready for Wednesday. It’s a disappointing day today but we’ve got to dust ourselves down fairly quickly and go again this week.”

With Arsenal losing against Palace at the Emirates, United can still push for one of the top four slots despite a hectic fixture list remaining.

However, Young is confident they can claim a maximum of 12 points in those games starting with the derby tie.

“It’s four games, it’s four winnable games. If you’d said in October, we would be in this position we’d have taken it, but a club like Manchester United, we should be looking much further up the table,”

Young added: “We’ve got four games left, we’ve got four wins to get. It’s gonna be tough but I’m sure we can do it. “We were 4-0 down and [the fans] were still singing. They’ve been fantastic and we’ve got to go and put a performance in on Wednesday.”