WARD IS WARY

Crystal Palace defender Joel Ward has stated that all the players at the club are aware of Manchester United’s Ashley Young, who has a reputation for diving in order to win penalties against the opposition.

Young has been involved in several controversial penalty appeals since coming to Manchester United in a £16 million deal several years ago. Previously, he did not get the same reputation since he was at Aston Villa – a club with a much lower profile than United. Young was guilty of simulation against Crystal Palace a few years ago.

Young Praises Team

Ashley Young says that the match against Arsenal was a good display of defense from the defending champions and in fact they could have clinched the match with a last minute goal but the super save from the Arsenal goalie did not let that happen. United has been very unstable this season and they have lost too many home matches which have led to their downfall in the Barclays Premiere League.

SHOULDERED OUT

Ashley Young will not feature for Manchester United in the upcoming FA Cup fixture against Swansea City because of the shoulder injury that he suffered against Tottenham Hotspur.

The English winger collided with the opposition shot stopper in that game against the Spurs and got injured. He might have to remain out for a long period of time due to that injury. The Red Devils manager, David Moyes, told that to the reporters in a press conference yesterday.

NOW WHAT?

A few years back, Aston Villa used to be a brilliant Premier League side and the one man who was largely responsible for that was none other than Ashley Young. The English winger was a star player at that time.

It’s not that he was finding the net almost in every game back then. But, the way he used to get rid of the defenders and set up the goals for the players upfront was just magnificent.

ON HIS WAY OUT?

Manchester United revealed their intentions on departing ways with the 28 years old winger Ashley Young. The English player made his move from Aston Villa with price tag of £17 million but a number of injuries and sudden drop of form have left him out of the main team for quite some time.

With a paycheck of £110,000 each week, the English club is searching for a way to offload him either that might be a loan or a transfer. David Moyes does not have any plans for Young that could involve placing him into the starting XI of the squad.

DE GEA PRAISED

The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has lauded the goalkeeper David De Gea for his brilliant form in the ongoing season so far.

Manchester United has struggled quite a bit this season. Most of its players have been out of form, but, De Gea is the one guy who has shown some consistency.

Manchester United came back to winning ways yesterday by securing a 2-1 win over Sunderland. The man who stood out for the Red Devils in that game was Adnan Januzaj who scored a couple of goals, but, De Gea’s contribution can’t be ignored. The 23 years old Spanish goalkeeper made a great save to prevent Emanuele Giaccherini from doubling the lead of the Black Cats. That proved to be a vital moment in the game.

Ashley Young

Ashley Young is a professional football player who currently plays for the Premier League champions Manchester United and the England national team as a winger. Although he was born and raised in the Hertfordshire region of England, Young’s father is from Grenada and he was qualified to play for the Grenada national football team was well but chose to represent his motherland in international level.

Betting on the Premier League

Putting bets on who will win the Premier League title is always going to be a risky business – just ask all those people who confidently put money on Manchester City to retain it last year – but this is one of the trickiest times of the year to get it right.

Although the bookies have made pre-season odds available to football betting fans, the fact that most of the major summer transfer activity has yet to take place means that we do not really know how strong the squads of the sides challenging will be once the season starts.

FIGHTING TO BE FIT

The Manchester United winger Ashley Young has said that he desperately wants to remain fit in the remaining part of the ongoing season.

Young has been hit by a few injuries in this season and he has managed to feature for Red Devils in only 20 matches.

Young is currently on the national duty. He is in the England squad for the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

Talking to the reporters about his fitness, Young said, “It’s really frustrating to keep struggling with injuries throughout the season. I see my team mates taking part in the training session every day and I also want to do the same.”

“I don’t want any more injuries in the remaining part of the season. I want to be fit and to play as many games as possible.”

“I really don’t like watching games from the sidelines. It frustrates me. But, unfortunately, I had to do that quite a few times in this season.”

When asked about his team’s performance in the season, Young said, “We have a big lead over Manchester City at the moment and the kind of experienced players we have got in our squad, I don’t think we are going to lose the advantage.”

“If we win the League title, it will really be a special occasion for me. I have never been a part of a Premier League winning team. This will be the first time and I am very excited about it.”

Young had joined Manchester United at the start of the 2011-12 season. United had signed him after paying a transfer fee close to 15 million Pounds to his previous club Aston Villa. Young has so far featured for United in 42 games and has netted 6 times.

YOUNG BACK SOON

Ashley Young will not be able to play for Manchester United in the upcoming match against Fulham which will be played at Craven Cottage on Saturday. Young had injured his knee in United’s home game against Liverpool on 13th of January and has not featured for United since then.

Another United player, Jonny Evans had also injured his hamstring in the same match, but, the good news for the United fans is that Evans will start training today and he might feature against Fulham on Saturday.

Talking to the reporters about the fitness of Young and Evans, Sir Alex Ferguson said, “Young is not fit, but, the good news for us is that Jonny Evans has recovered from his injury now and he would take part in the training session today. His return would strengthen the defense of the team.”

When asked how important the match against Fulham is, Ferguson said, “Every game is important from now on. It’s a critical stage of the competition. We need to avoid complacency and show full intensity on the ground.”
“Every match should be treated in the same manner. We need to put in a bit of extra effort against every opposition now. We will have to make sure that we don’t lose the plot from this stage.”

When asked about the performance of Fulham in the last match against West Ham United, Ferguson said, “They played well in the last match. That was a dominating performance by them for sure. But, when we had faced them last week, we had defeated them quite convincingly. So, they would be under a bit of pressure.”

Manchester United had taken on Fulham in a FA Cup match on 26th of January and had won that match easily by 4-1.