Second half pleases Young

Training ground work pays off for United star

Ashley Young: Second half brace sealed win for Manchester United

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Ashley Young was pleased with Manchester United's second half display as they eased to a 3-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.

Young's two spectacular goals after the break put United in a dominant position before Jermain Defoe's late consolation strike for Spurs.

The 26-year-old winger admits the Premier League champions were not at their best in the first 45 minutes - despite Wayne Rooney's opener on the stroke of half-time.

"In the first half we weren't at our best and then we went 1-0 up," Young told Sky Sports.

"In the second half, getting two goals away from home is great and getting the win is even better.

"I think all the players knew we weren't playing to our potential but we did that in the second half and did well to get the two goals.

Kicked on

"Our passing game just wasn't on form. It happens. We were lucky to get in one up at half-time and we kicked on from there."

The former Aston Villa and Watford man had gone 10 games without a goal through the winter months but is now back on the goal trail.

Man-of-the-match Young followed up his goal for England in midweek with a brace, showing impressive technique for both strikes.

"They take a bit of work in training," he added.

"We felt comfortable after the second went in. We knew we could get more goals."