Man United winger Ashley Young bemoans costly draws


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Manchester United winger Ashley Young has conceded his team could have been challenging for honours in the Premier League, if they had not drawn 14 matches.

The Red Devils, 6.00 to finish in the top four, were held to another draw on Saturday as Swansea rescued a point at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho’s men went 1-0 up through Wayne Rooney but Gylfi Sigurdsson’s free-kick silenced the crowd as Swansea improved their chances of survival.

After 14 draws, United are currently in a battle with Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool for a place in the top four.

Mourinho’s side can still qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League but Young admits his team could have eased the pressure on themselves.

United are on a 25-match unbeaten streak but Young concedes his side could have done better at times this season.

He told MUTV: “After 10 draws at home, you think about the points that we’ve lost and thrown away and where we could have been in the league.

“A lot of people have been talking about fourth spot in the league but I thought we could go even higher than that.

“We’ve got a lot of tough games but as long as we’re prepared I’m sure we can go and get the points that we need.

“We have plenty of incentive to get ourselves up for the Europa League semi-final and a chance to get to the final. If we can win that, we’ll get into the Champions League.”

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