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.