Manchester United ace Ashley Young is eager to get on the scoresheet again after having established himself as a key player under Jose Mourinho this season.
The England international started his professional career as a winger, but he has developed his defensive game over the years, and he is now regarded as a versatile full-back in the United ranks.
Young was a surprise starter in the 3-0 Champions League win over Basel earlier this month after Mourinho surprisingly picked him ahead of Antonio Valencia at right-back. The former Aston Villa man went on to provide a delightful assist for Marouane Fellaini’s opener, and he has since featured as a left-back in the Premier League games against Everton and Southampton.
Speaking on MUTV, Young admits that he has to read more from the game, given his vast experience playing for the Red Devils. He added that he is happy to play wherever the manager wants him as he will always give his 100 percent on the pitch, he said: “At my age, you have to read the game more, and at full-back you have to read the game more, I think I’ve got a good footballing brain to be able to do that. I’m just happy to be out there playing and whenever I’m called upon I’ll give 100 per cent.”
Despite his recent upturn in form, Young is eager to score another goal for United having previously netted in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the final game of the 2015/16 season, he said: “I have thought it’s about time I get back on the scoresheet. But as long as I’m performing and playing well that’s all that matters.”
Valencia has apparently not travelled for the Champions League game at CSKA Moscow on Wednesday night, and this provides Young with another opportunity to impress in the right-back spot.