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Man Utd's Young targeting Europa League success

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is eyeing a positive run in the Europa League this season.

The reigning English champions find themselves in Europe's second tier club competition with their first match the Round of 32 first leg meeting with Ajax in Amsterdam tonight.

Young has experienced the competition before, when has with Aston Villa, and this time around he is hoping to push on further than the first knockout phase.

"No, it's not been a good memory at all for me with Aston Villa not getting too far in the competition," Young told MUTV.

"Hopefully, this time around, it can be a different story and we can go a lot further and hopefully win it.

"United have had great history throughout the years and Ajax have a great history as well. I don't think you'd have put this fixture together at the start of the season but it's a great tie and we're really looking forward to it.

"From the time I signed here, I said playing in big competitions was what I wanted to do," he added.

"The Champions League is one of them obviously and it was obviously disappointing to go out in the way that we did. But we've got the chance to go into the Europa League and we're really looking to go on and win that now."

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