Ashley Young completed a move to his boyhood club, Watford, after a successful spell with Inter Milan in the Italian Serie A but recent reports have revealed that Watford were not the only side that were trying to sign him this summer. Young was signed by Manchester United from Watford a long time ago and even though he was signed as a winger, he was converted to a right-back as there was too much competition for places in the attacking department of the Red Devils squad at the time under their former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Following his move to Old Trafford, Young had to pick between maintaining his winger identity and sitting on the substitute’s bench or being transformed to a defender and playing regular football. He picked the second option and that was how he managed to last for a long time at Manchester United. However, his time was beginning to get over after the Red Devils appointed Olé Gunnar Solksjær as their new manager following the sacking of the previous boss José Mourinho.
When Manchester United appointed Olé Gunnar Solksjær to become their new manager and a replacement to the sacked José Mourinho, it was almost immediately evident that the former Cardiff City manager did not see striker Romelu Lukaku as an integral part of his team. The Belgian striker was huge trouble to contend with for Premier League defenders and he was also scoring goals wiring his time at Old Trafford but Solskjær felt he wanted a more ball-playing striker, something Lukaku really wasn’t.
After a few games in charge of United, Solksjær started dropping Lukaku to the substitute’s bench and was using Anthony Martial ahead of the Belgian striker. Martial, on the other hand, fit perfectly into Solksjær’s playing style and he did not need to be found with incessant crosses into the opponent’s box, something the team would easily do if Lukaku was on the pitch.
Inter Milan defender Ashley Young has revealed that it was a very hard task to have said no to the Italian Serie A giants when they came knocking on his door for a transfer to Italy. The former England international defensive star left English Premier League giants Manchester United and sealed a transfer to the Nerazzurri last year in a deal worth around €1.5 million and he has now opened up on the transfer.
Since signing for Inter Milan, the Englishman has featured for the Italian side on 54 occasions and has had a hand in 12 goals having scored four and provided eight assists so far. Speaking on Slimzilla Daily, Young said the opportunity to sign for Inter just came right at him and he could not even refuse it.