Arsenal legend-turned-pundit Paul Merson has questioned Manchester United’s decision to sign the likes of Victor Lindelof and Zlatan Ibrahimovic this summer.
The Red Devils spent over £140m on the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, Lindelof this summer, whilst Ibrahimovic re-joined the club on a one-year contract.
Speaking on Sky Sports News, the former Gunners star was unconvinced by Jose Mourinho’s decision to sign Lindelof, who has yet to make his Premier League for the Red Devils, he said: “I’m not convinced by Victor Lindelof at all, but Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic are very, very good signings and that’s why I’m giving them such a high grade. They are two players that they needed and they will make a massive difference to that team. They look like a completely different team with those two players in it and they could be the players to win the Premier League for them.”Continue reading
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling Ashley Young despite the Englishman entering the final year of his contract.
The 32-year-old has been largely a bit-part player at Old Trafford, but Mourinho still seeks to utilise his versatility with the club competing on all four fronts next season. Young is currently recovering from a hamstring problem which he suffered during the first leg of United’s Europe League semi-final tie against Celta Vigo in May.
The Red Devils eventually beat the Spanish outfit across two legs by a 2-1 scoreline after which they clinched their title with a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the final in Stockholm. According to The Sun, Young remains a key part of Jose Mourinho’s plans for next season, although he will not be available for the first few months due to injury. The Englishman travelled alongside his teammates on their pre-season tour of the United States, and Mourinho has insisted that there should be a close bond between his players regardless of their fitness ahead of the new season.
Young has another 12 months left on his existing deal with the option of a year’s extension, and Mourinho is prepared to utilise his services for the upcoming campaign rather than discuss offers with his suitors. Continue reading
Manchester United could reportedly end their association with Ashley Young this summer amid interest from Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir.
The 31-year-old was used sparingly by Jose Mourinho last term, making just 12 appearances in the top flight. Back in January, Young had been approached by Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng but the Englishman turned down their advances in order to stay put with the Mancunian giants.
According to The Sun, the England international could end his six-year stay at Old Trafford this summer with Istanbul Basaksehir weighing up a move for his signature. The Turkish club ended behind Besiktas in the Super Lig standings last season, but they managed to nevertheless attract quality players with Emmanuel Adebayor having impressed in the second half of the season.Continue reading
In a culture that rarely throws fanfare light on other players in a football pitch except the once occupying offensive positions, Michael Carrick’s latest ‘quiet’ extension of his stay at Man United is no surprise.
This is in pure contrast to how many drums would have been rolled had it been that Zlatan Ibrahimovic was in place of Carrick. The retired England midfielder belongs to a class of extremely important squad members who hardly get on the right fans’ prejudice.
The 35-year old joined United and help shaped the core of a team that would go on to lift 5EPL titles cups and a UEFA Champions League trophy.He is known for his cool headed personality and his efficient use and distribution of the round leather.
He is also one of the very few alongside David de Gea, to have kept putting in best displays carried on from the Sir Alex Ferguson era. It is with little surprise that the English man featured as a cornerstone for all managers that have taken the seat left behind by Ferguson. To put it mildly, United’s midfield hardly had control of any match in his absence.Continue reading
The 31 year old English winger of Manchester United, Ashley Young has stated on various occasions his desire to become a regular starter for any club and it does not seem like it´s going to happen if he continues his performing with the English Premier League club Manchester United.
The 2016-17 season of the top tier English League has reached it´s end and Ashley Young had to settle with 12 appearances with only 8 of those coming off as an actual starter.
Back on April of the ongoing year, Ashley Young had a few things to say concerning his future as well as his current situation in Old Trafford as the English winger said:
“I am looking to play as many games as I can between now and the end of the season. That is what I am concentrating on now. That is the main focus for me and then we will see what happens´´
“I have fire and hunger in my belly. I want to succeed. I work hard. When you have such competition in a fantastic squad it pushes you on every day.If you watched training there are no challenges that are not like in a game. Everybody wants to pull on the shirt and I am no different.”Continue reading
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