Ashley Young: Manchester United can win Champions League


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Ashley Young sees no reason why Manchester United can’t win the Champions League this season.

The Red Devils will take on Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League Last-16 tie at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Wednesday, as they bid to reach the quarter-finals of Europe’s premier club competition for just the second time in seven years.

Indeed, United have failed to qualify for the Champions League at all in two of the previous three years, but England international Young sees no reason why they can’t win the competition this term, although he acknowledges they must first negotiate a tricky tie against Sevilla.

“Of course [we can win the Champions League],” he said.

“You don’t enter a competition not to win it. That’s what we will be looking to do and take each game as it comes.

“The next one is against Sevilla. That’s a tough away game like Huddersfield, like Newcastle away. That’s what the stadium is like. We just have to concentrate on ourselves.”

Jose Mourinho’s side will head into the contest having lost two of their last three away matches in all competitions, although they did record notable away victories over CSKA Moscow and Benfica during the group stage of the Champions League.

United are priced at 2.40 to secure a first-leg advantage over Sevilla on Wednesday, while the Spanish side are available at 2.88 and the draw is on offer at 3.20.

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