Young sets sights on Basel

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Manchester United will adopt a positive mentality in their crunch UEFA Champions League tie with FC Basel insists Ashley Young.

The Red Devils are yet to confirm their place in the knockout stages, and travel to Switzerland needing a point to secure passage through to the last 16 of Europe's top-tier competition.

Sir Alex Ferguson's side were held to a 3-3 draw by Basel at Old Trafford, and Young - who scored a late equaliser in that game - believes that it would go against United's principles to play for a draw again on Wednesday evening.

"It would be dangerous to think we only need a draw," said the England winger. "No one at this club has that mentality.

"We still have it in our hands to go there and qualify, which was the main target and we will be trying to win."

The 26-year-old has made a positive start to life with the reigning Barclays Premier League champions, after moving to Manchester United from Aston Villa in the summer.

Young remains pleased with how he has settled at the club, and spoke of his comfort in playing in a variety of different positions asked of him since his arrival.

"They don't come much bigger than Manchester United," added Young. "I have always had confidence in my own ability and the club had enough confidence to sign me.

"I know quite a few players through England, so I settled in straight away.

"I don't have a favourite position. As long as I am in the team I am happy. The modern-day footballer has to be versatile."

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