Manchester United have suffered a major blow with the news that midfielder Ashley Young will be missing the rest of the season with a hamstring injury.

Even though the former Aston Villa star has been a bit part player this season, his presence would have been crucial in the final few matches of the season. United have purely focused on the Europa League in the last few weeks, but manager Jose Mourinho is not without his problems even when it comes to winning this competition. United take on Ajax in the final of the competition on May 24. Success in this competition will give United access to the Champions League group stages next season.

Young came extremely close to leaving the club during the January transfer window, but mounting injuries meant that Jose Mourinho kept him out of the club. This decision proved valuable, as Young player in several key games in the months of March and April – including the 2-0 win over Chelsea. Continue reading

Ashley Young says that he is not concentrating on his future plans right now.

The winger was heavily linked with an exit from Manchester United during the January transfer window. It is believed that he received several offers from Chinese football in order to make the switch. He would have been able to get a three-year contract from the Chinese clubs and it was reportedly worth around £ 15 million. Even though he is similar wage per season at United, the Red Devils may not keep him around for long. José Mourinho has used the former Aston Villa midfielder sparingly, as the club are extremely strong in the midfield positions.

Yet, the decision to stay at United may be rewarded quite handsomely since the club have been able to make their presence in three major competitions. After having already won the League Cup, United have been able to reach the semifinals of the Europa League. Continue reading

Ashley Young has finally opened up on the transfer rumours linking him with a more from Manchester United.

The former Aston Villa star lost his place in the United first team ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013. He has never been able to regain his spot, as several managerial changes have taken place since then. At 31 years of age, it was becoming increasingly clear that Jose Mourinho would not favour Ashley Young going forward. It was not surprising that the 31-year-old started playing regular football over the last few months. Speculation was rife that he may be even set for a move in the January transfer window.

It was not to be, but there has always been transfer interest surrounding the former Watford star. Even during the end of February, there was speculation that a Chinese clubs would be coming in for the winger. There was a real possibility of Young making the switch before Jose Mourinho stepped in and called an end to the transfer. Continue reading

You may go to world class restaurants and have the most delicious of the food items, but, still, none of them can match your favorite dish that your mother cooks for you at home.

However, for Footballers or for professionals of any field working out of their home towns, that’s something they don’t often get to have and most of the time, they have to rely on the readymade food items or have to work in the kitchen themselves.

That’s not a problem for Ashley Young though as his mother, despite living more than three hundred kilometres away from him, still makes sure that he is not deprived of the home-made dishes as she gets those dishes to reach him through courier every week.

Young’s parents actually belong to a Caribbean country. So, as a kid, most of the dishes that Young used to have were Caribbean only and those dishes then became his favourite as he was growing up.Continue reading

Ashley Young’s time at Manchester United at could be coming to an end as a result of the England international not being used much by manager Jose Mourinho.

Young had not been a first-team regular since he arrived at the club as a £ 18 million signing from Aston Villa in 2011. Even though he has been part of several trophies since then, Young has never been a first-team regular at the club even during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. Hence, it was not surprising that he had been utilised in a number of roles – at least to give him some gaming time.

Young has made only five appearances in the league with most of them coming as a substitute. At 31 years of age, he is aware that his playing days are so coming to an end. Keen to make the most out of his remaining time, Young was reportedly considering the possibility of a loan move in January. A number of Premier league clubs have shown interest in the player including his former club Watford. Continue reading

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

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.