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Young backs Man United to get even better

Ashley Young and Man United's performances have dramatically improved since the departure of Mourinho. Credit: PA

Ashley Young believes Manchester United still have "another gear to go" after swatting aside Chelsea and turning their attention to this weekend's crunch clash with Liverpool.

Having seen his 11-match unbeaten start to life at the helm come to an end against Paris St Germain last week, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side bounced back impressively in Monday's FA Cup clash.

United brushed aside troubled Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the fifth-round encounter, with Ander Herrera and Paul Pogba sealing a 2-0 victory and progress to the quarter-finals.

"Very good to get the win away and the way we did," United captain Young said.

"We knew Chelsea's weaknesses and we knew how we wanted to play the game and I think we did that superbly well from the start until the end and it was magnificent and I think we had another gear to go.

"That says a lot about us bouncing back from midweek and getting a result here."

It is certainly a timely shot in the arm with Sunday's eagerly-anticipated match against bitter rivals Liverpool looming large.

"It gives us all massive belief," Young said. "Obviously you will get confidence from winning games and that's exactly what we have done (at Chelsea).

"We beat Spurs away, and Arsenal away and now Chelsea away.

"We knew it would be tough, we had to be on the front foot and we knew we would have to defend but it's a fantastic result for us."