Newcastle 0 Manchester United 1: Ashley Young not concerned by those who criticise 'the biggest club in the world' United

Young scored the winner in the 89th minute

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After scoring the match-winning goal in the 89th-minute for Manchester United against Newcastle tonight, Ashley Young insisted United are perfectly happy to just ignore those outsiders who continue to criticise "the biggest club in the world".

The wing-back converted Wayne Rooney's late knockdown to snatch a 1-0 victory at Newcastle, stabilising the Red Devils in fourth place following wins elsewhere for rivals Arsenal and Liverpool.

The result also means Louis van Gaal's men have only lost two of their last 22 matches, but critics continue to pick holes in United's tactical approach and perceived underachievement.

But Young says the club are fully focused on competing for honours while ignoring the noise.

He told BT Sport: "People are always going to question the biggest club in the world but we just concentrate on ourselves and don't listen to anybody else.

"We listen to the manager and the staff and we just wanted to come here and get the three points.


"We've got a great team spirit and a great bond here and we will fight for our place.

"We knew this was going to be a tough week with the games that have been coming but we'll take every game as it comes. We'll celebrate this victory today."

The man-of-the-match award went to visiting goalkeeper David De Gea, who kept the Magpies at bay throughout and stood tall when they came knocking in the final minutes.

"He was magnificent again tonight," added Young before turning his attentions back to the game.

"I think it was a hard-fought win - we knew we had to come here and get three points and we got our just rewards.

"In the first half we created many chances but we just couldn't put them away. We always knew we were going to get another chance and in the end it fell to me.

"We've heard the results - other people winning around us - so it was very important to get a win here."

Additional reporting by PA