Manchester United forward Ashley Young has asked Manager Jose Mourinho to allow him go out on a loan deal as he desperately wants to play football, reports in England say.


The 31-year old is a known figure at the club but with the dearth of games he wants to go out.

Young featured in the game against Swansea in November but he has not been able to start a Premier League game since then. Mou wants the player because of his rotation policy so the player can play in the FA Cup and the Europa League. However Young wants to take advantage of the winter window to get an option for regular football.

Whilst Manchester United does not hope to make changes to the current squad, the club has promised to consider his request. There are links to West Brom, West Ham, struggling Crystal Palace, Watford, Swansea and even Chinese clubs.

The Portuguese tactician earlier said he does not want anybody leaving Old Trafford this January except Sam Johnstone the goalkeeper. The request is likely to be denied as Mourinho remains focused on making the top four this season end – his primary mandate.Continue reading

Ashley Young may be on the verge of a move away from Old Trafford, but the winger appears to have a great relationship with the key players at the club like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, and Wayne Rooney.


Young has revealed that he is part of the coolest gang in the dressing room. However, it is widely expected that the former Aston Villa winger would depart the club even as early as in January. He has started in only four league matches under Jose Mourinho’s regime, where he has not featured for the club for more than a month since making their appearance in the Europa League win over Zorya.

Young has been linked with six clubs across the division, as they are very keen to take advantage of the former England international’s prowess when it comes to delivering balls into the box. Continue reading

Ashley Young has struggled to make an impact since Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Manchester United manager last summer and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the winger push for a move away from Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window.

Young, who joined United from Aston Villa for a reported fee of £16 million in 2011, has racked up just 235 minutes of Premier League football this season – a disappointing run considering his improved effort in the 2015/16 campaign. In fact, the 31-year-old has featured just three times since starting in United’s 0-0 draw against Liverpool at Anfield in October; and two of those were in cup competitions.Continue reading

Nobody in the game has more interesting examples to put forward than Jose Mourinho, that is for certain and the most recent example that the Man U coach has used to explain his point on Rooney controversy is as interesting as ever.


Mourinho reckons when a kid has a pencil of his own, he looks after it alright, but, when he doesn’t have a pencil of his own and his friend gives him a pencil for a couple of days or whatever time, then he has to be even more responsible towards it than he would have been towards his own pencil because it’s not his object, it has been given to him.

By the example of pencil, what Mourinho tried to say was that the players are actually the assets of the club while a season is on and if during that time, a club is allowing a player to join his national team, it is in a way lending the player to his national team. So, it becomes the responsibility of the coaching staff of the national team that nothing controversial happens with the player.

As per Mourinho, if he finds himself in charge of a national team tomorrow, he will certainly see players as if he has borrowed them from somewhere and he will ensure everything remains well with them till the point they go to where they had been borrowed from, that is to their clubs.

It was definitely a dig at Gareth Southgate, who, according to Mourinho, should not have allowed his players a night out. If he hadn’t, there was no way the Rooney controversy had broken out. The Portuguese also indicated that if media had gone after other England players, they would also have been found in similar condition that night as Rooney or even worse, maybe not in a marriage function, but, somewhere else.

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho heaped praises on Red Devils player Ashley Young.


The Portuguese tactician called for more United players to be more like Young this season. Manchester United started the new campaign well, but a series of defeats have startled the team. After the huge summer spending, fans want instant impact from Mourinho and the United squad. So the pressure is causing more harm than good.

Young was a substitute for Anthony Martial in the game against Watford. Young came on for the French forward after he picked up an injury in the first half. Martial was the United player with the ball but a rough tackle from a Watford player during the build-up of the opening goal forced him out. The 31-year old came on to salvage some pride for the United team. Mourinho praised the efforts of young though his squad eventually lost the game 3-1.

“We started the season very well and had good results. I feel the first moment we had a defeat, a difficult situation, some of the boys are having a bit of difficulty coping with the negativity,” Mourinho said.
“You see Ashley Young, his mentality, the happiness and confidence he brought to the game is something more players need to have,” he added.

Young started his career with the Watford youth team setup, and played professionally for the club in 2003. He was there three seasons before switching to Aston Villa in an £11.2 million move. In 2011, former United coach Sir Alex Ferguson signed him for over £15 million. The English player has had brilliant moments at Old Trafford, but has been struggling lately. He has only played as a substitute twice this season in the Europa League and Premier League. After their EFL third round triumph, United will face Leicester City next in the Premier League.

Ashley Young believes that Manchester United will be able to challenge for the title immediately upon the arrival of José Mourinho.

The club has not won the league title since the 2013 season when Sir Alex Ferguson was the manager. In the last three seasons, they have had successive poor results that have led to the club missing out on the Champions League qualification in two campaigns. The arrival of Mourinho is straightaway expected to help United be more confident in terms of getting results. The last managerial regimes of David Moyes and Louis van Gaal has had a chequered time in terms of tactics.

Mourinho, though, knows how to win in the Premier League and he will be making United tough to beat. Even though his teams are not pretty to watch, the Portuguese has won numerous league titles in four different countries by virtue of playing winning football rather than beautiful football. This may be contrary to Manchester United’s tradition of playing attractively, but the club are more in need of results rather than achieving a style of play. Young has been one of the surprise elements at United since he has been an integral part of the team under all recent managers.

Early pre-season signs appear to suggest that Young’s position in the squad has not changed even after the arrival of José Mourinho.“Of course we want to do that [challenge for titles].Get back to winning ways, winning trophies. A club the size of United should be pushing for the title and I believe, with the squad we’ve got, we’ll be doing that this season,” said the United winger. The 31-year-old has not had any game time in the opening two league matches despite featuring heavily in the pre-season. He has a contract with the club until 2018.

Ashley Young has stated that the upcoming season at Manchester United will be extremely tough for the squad since that will be no guaranteed first-team regulars under José Mourinho.

The Portuguese boss recently took over from Louis van Gaal and he has been consistently stating that there are no untouchables in the first team. Even though he is starting to see the United squad from close quarters only recently, Mourinho has already deemed several players not being good enough for the first team and this includes World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. Incredibly, the German has been made to train alone and his future is in doubt.

Young, though, seems to be quite confident about getting playing time. He was meant to play in a number of roles under Van Gaal but this may change under Mourinho. The speech given by the Portuguese since his takeover has given Young enough confidence that he need not worry about first-team opportunities as long as he continues to train well. United are expected to go out all guns blazing with regard to every competition this season.

Hence, Mourinho is expected to rotate his squad quite substantially in the hope of keeping all players fresh.
Like at his previous clubs, Mourinho will be having only 22 players with three goalkeepers in the first team squad. “If they were not in my plans, I would not give them one single minute. I wouldn’t keep them in my squad. We are going to play 60 matches and you cannot do that with 11 players. It’s a squad game – we’re playing quite a few games, as the manager has said, and everyone has got to be ready to take their chance. He’s a winner – you can tell with the history he’s had at every club, where he’s won trophies and won titles,” said Young.

If you look at the career of Ashley Young, who played at Manchester United, he has had his ups and downs.

He had forced himself into the plans of the former manager, Louis van Gaal as well as suffering injuries during several matches. He also suffered when he was moved to playing positions that did not sit well with his style of playing. As another manager has joined up there is speculation as to whether this 30 year old player would be seeing changes in his future with the club.

The new manager, Jose Mourinho has definitely got many players sitting on the edge, uncertain of their future with the club as per the wishes of the new manager.

Ashley Young might be looking at wondering whether he would be staying put at the club or whether he would be put in the first eleven member team. United has reinforced the right and left attacking positions in the midfield, there have been several new players signed up to fortify these ranks. There is definitely more competition for the midfield positions in the team.

As the team performed dismally in the last season, Jose definitely has a difficult task ahead of him. Hence, if he is in doubt of any player’s fitment with the club, he would definitely take action. However, Young has been able to hold onto the pecking order and it is suggested that he would probably be fitting into the plans of the new manager in some ways. That would certainly work well with him as he would be given a chance to prove himself and find the best position in which he can contribute significantly to the team. He has also been showing himself to be ready for work so that his attitude is ready to be positive for the new season. Indeed, most players would want to prove themselves this season and bring the lost glory of the club back this year.

Winger Ashley Young has claimed that winning the FA Cup – their first trophy since 2013 – feels like winning the Premier League itself.

However, the 2015-16 season is certainly one of the poorest in Man United’s history given that the club have not only failed to compete for the league title but they also finished outside the top four. As a result, they will be without Champions League football for a second time in three seasons. On the first instance, David Moyes was culpable of producing inconsistent results that led to one of the worst seasons in the club’s history.

Even though the FA Cup has been added to the trophy cabinet, Louis van Gaal is widely expected to leave the club in the next few days. He will be paid up for the remainder of his 12 months on his contract. Van Gaal is widely expected to be replaced by José Mourinho, who is available after having left Chelsea a few months ago. Young, though, is enjoying the present moment since he feels that winning the FA Cup is a great achievement for the club. United have been one of the most successful clubs as far as the FA Cup is concerned. This trophy, however, is the first that they have lifted since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson.

“This is up there with winning the league. You join a club like United to win these kinds of competitions and, when you do, it’s a great feeling and hopefully we can relive it again and again.When you win a trophy, it gives you belief that you can win more. We’ll enjoy this now and reconvene next season and come back tougher and stronger. That was down to that character and spirit we’ve always had. Everyone wants to fight for each other,” said Young.

Despite spending vast sums of money on new players, Manchester United fans were left shocked when manager Louis van Gaal elected to use winger Ashley Young as the striker in the club’s 3-0 defeat against Tottenham.

For much of the game, it looked like the team more to come away with a valuable point from their fixture at White Hart Lane. It was extremely important that the team picked up as many points as possible in order to remain in the top four race. Manchester City have not been looking likely to drop points after rediscovering their form in recent weeks.

Arsenal are the only hope for United to reclaim a top four place. The gunners have been slipping down the table consistently since the turn of the year. In order to take any advantage of a slipup, United have to be at their best. Unfortunately, this was not the case at White Hart Lane. United suffered a 3-0 loss with all goals coming in the space of 10 minutes. Van Gaal elected to replace striker Marcus Rashford with Ashley Young at half-time. This was seen as a move to play Anthony Martial upfront, but the Frenchman continued to remain on the wings. Instead, Young took the place of Rashford and played as a striker.

“I want more running in behind because in the first half we didn’t have an attacking point.I have said to the boys that until the first goal we played a very good away match with possibilities to score.Within five minutes the game is over with the second and third goals and that cannot happen. I know that, but OK that has happened and we have to cope with that,” said Van Gaal when his decision to use winger as a striker was questioned in the post-match press conference.