Champions League quarter-finals: Manchester United's Ashley Young and Michael Carrick relishing return leg against Bayern Munich
Manchester United duo Ashley Young and Michael Carrick are relishing the prospect of their second leg in Munich.
Last Updated: 02/04/14 3:24pm
The 28-year-old appeared as a second-half substitute after Bastian Schweinsteiger had cancelled out Nemanja Vidic's opener, and he believes the second leg of their quarter-final in Munich next week is now perfectly poised.
"I can't wait to go to there. Everybody wrote us off before the game but we have given ourselves a massive chance," Young said.
"I think everyone would have taken that result before a ball was kicked. It was a great team performance and we look forward to the second leg now - it sets us up nicely for that game."
Michael Carrick produced an excellent performance in midfield despite United having just 26% of possession - their lowest possession stat ever for a game in the Champions League - and he agrees the Reds can go to the Allianz Arena with a real belief they can get through.
"We are not getting carried away - the task ahead of us is tough," he said. "We will have to be right at our best to get the right result but we still believe we have a chance. We can go over there and be really positive."
United will be buoyed by the fact suspended duo Schweinsteiger, who was sent off on Tuesday, and Javi Martinez, who picked up a second yellow card of the knock-out stages, will miss the return clash.
Manager David Moyes will also have defender Patrice Evra back in contention but may continue with Alex Buttner, who impressed in the Frenchman's stead and enjoys a good relationship with his rival left-back.
Buttner said: "I enjoyed the challenge. This was the biggest game to show myself, my biggest chance and I had to take it.
"Patrice helped me a lot, I appreciate that. Before the game he came to me and wanted me to do well. That was nice and afterwards he told me I played well. That's a good feeling."