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Young admits Man Utd must be mentally strong to beat CSKA Moscow

Manchester United wing-back Ashley Young says they must be mentally strong facing CSKA Moscow tomorrow night in Russia.

Young, who will be hoping to keep his place in the team, admitted United must be able to cope with the challenge that awaits in the Russian capital and he has high hopes of progressing far in the competition.

"That's the Champions League for you," he said. "You get drawn against different teams and have to travel to different places. You just have to deal with it. It will probably be a hostile place – it has been before, so we've just got to be prepared.

"It'll be a good thing if we can get a win, but it wouldn't be a bad thing getting a draw. But, whether we're home or away, we're looking to get the three points."

Young added: "A club of our size should always be fighting for the Champions League, fighting for titles and everyone's delighted we've got Champions League football back. But, it's not just one of those things to be back in it, we want to go as far as we can in it."

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