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Ashley Young | Midfielder | #18

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (30) / 7/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 143

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Ashley Young was fit enough for the bench last weekend but he didn't see the pitch in United's 1-0 win. He will be hoping to improve on that in Week 33.
Week 32 gave us what is likely to be a solid preview of what the rest of Ashley Young's season holds. He will likely be a situational substitute that mixes DNPs (Did Not Play) and substitute minutes depending on the match situations Manchester United find themselves in. He might get one spot start down the stretch but barring injury it seems like he's going to be a fringe contributor for the balance of the season. Apr 8 - 12:01 PM
Source: BBC Sport

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Ashley Young could return to add a veteran presence to the Manchester United squad as they face Everton at Old Trafford in Week 32 action.

It seems unlikely that Young will be given a start since the description of his status is less than 100% certain. Given that his injury is a leg injury it would be risky to give him a start against a team with fullbacks that tend to get forward and attack. More likely he could be given the late-game task of either helping to inspire a comeback or drive a Red Devils' lead over the finish line. Probably not a ton of fantasy value in Ashley Young in Week 32.
Source: espnfc.com
Apr 1 - 4:18 PM

Ashley Young has been out with a groin injury since mid-January but has been training and is close to a return that could happen as soon as this weekend.

There are two ways Louis Van Gaal could look at Young. The conservative approach would be that Young has been out for two months and throwing him back in to a game with massive consequences for United's season would be a big risk. The risky approach would be putting him in the squad given his experience and versatility and have him come on as a substitute on the left side of midfield or defense if United need a boost late. Either way, it seems unlikely that Young will start.
Source: espnfc.com
Mar 18 - 9:52 AM

Ashley Young will require surgery on his groin (ouch) after being forced off early in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool in Week 22.

In theory, the loss of Young should just be a hit to United's depth but given the proliferation of injuries elsewhere within the squad, it's a pretty big deal. With Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo all out as well there are precious few players available to play at right or left back for the Red Devils. Matteo Darmian will presumably start in his natural right back position with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson likely to reprise his role from last weekend after Young went out.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 22 - 1:46 PM

Ashley Young will require surgery on his groin (ouch) after being forced off early in Manchester United's 1-0 win over Liverpool in Week 22.

In theory, the loss of Young should just be a hit to United's depth but given the proliferation of injuries elsewhere within the squad, it's a pretty big deal. With Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo all out as well there are precious few players available to play at right or left back for the Red Devils. Matteo Darmian will presumably start in his natural right back position with Cameron Borthwick-Jackson likely to reprise his role from last weekend after Young went out.
Source: espnfc.com
Jan 22 - 1:46 PM

Ashley Young returned against Boro in mid-week and should be available should Louis Van Gaal choose to use him as Manchester United travel to Selhurst Park to face Crystal Palace in Week 11.

It would be a surprise if Louis Van Gaal benched Wayne Rooney even if his play thus far this season deserves it. Assuming Rooney continues to feature than Anthony Martial is likely to play on the left of the attack with Ashley Young on the subs bench. If LVG finally loses patience with Rooney then Martial could take the center forward spot with Young restored to the starting line-up. You certainly wouldn't want to make that bet when filling out a fantasy side for the weekend but it's likely to happen at some point if Rooney's form doesn't improve so you should at least be prepared if/when it does happen.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 09:35:00 AM

Ashley Young has been rated as a potential returnee to the line-up as Manchester United face Manchester City at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The left side of United's formation is in shambles right now. Luke Shaw is out for an extended spell. Memphis Depay has been benched and has played poorly when he has been in the line-up. Daley Blind has been used as a center back for most of the season. At least Ashley Young, who missed last weekend's win at Everton, will be available for the Manchester derby on Sunday. Young will presumably be competing with Anthony Martial for a spot on the left. If Young starts then Martial will likely play centrally. Young probably has no better than a 50% chance to start if that much.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Ashley Young has been ruled out for Manchester United's trip to Goodison Park with a calf issue.

With rumors circulating earlier in the week that Louis Van Gaal might bench Memphis Depay in favor of Ashley Young due to the Dutch wingers' attitude and lack of results, it will come as a blow that Young has been ruled out. Exactly what options that leaves Van Gaal with in his midfield aren't clear. Rooney and Memphis have been unproductive. Juan Mata has been great going forward but is slow and reluctant to track back to defend. Ander Herrera is healthy again but is best suited for a central role which is also the best place to hide Mata's defensive shortcomings. Van Gaal may have to go with Memphis and Rooney again out of necessity as much as desire to do so.
Source: espnfc.com
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Louis Van Gaal has fielded an attacking line-up featuring both Ashley Young and Memphis Depay for Manchester United's Tuesday Champions League match against PSV.

Rather than choose between the veteran winger and the youngster he replaced against Liverpool on Saturday, Louis Van Gaal has decided to try a line-up featuring both. With Wayne Rooney still unavailable and Marouane Fellaini relegated to the bench, the Dutch manager has decided on an attack-oriented line-up featuring Young wide on the left and Memphis playing more centrally. For fantasy managers hoping to gain some insight into which player might play come next weekend, I'm afraid this line-up doesn't help too much. The reworking of the line-up to include Young does seem to imply that Van Gaal understands that the wide man brings something that the United attack has been lacking thus far this season.
Source: Twitter.com
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 02:55:00 PM

After speculation linking him with a move away from the club this summer, Ashley Young has agreed to a three year extension at Manchester United.

With only this season remaining on his contract before the extension, there was talk that United might sell Young to a mid-table team so as not to lose him on a free at the end of the season. That speculation has been put to rest and a player who was very useful last season will remain at the club, presumably as a valuable squad player for what are likely to be the final three seasons of his top flight career. There aren't too many 34-year-old wingers starting in the Premier League and that's how old Young will be when this deal ends.
Source: espnfc.com
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 09:37:00 AM

Roy Hodgson confirmed that Ashley Young will not be included in the end of season internationals against the Republic of Ireland and Slovenia as the Manchester United winger has a "slight medical issue" which will be addressed over the summer.

The specifics of the injury are currently unknown but Young is believed to have been playing with the problem for a while now and with fourth place already assured Louis van Gaal may take this opportunity to rest a number of players in the final game. Luke Shaw is another who looks set to miss out; the left-back is still suffering from the after-effects of a James McArthur arm to the face. England under-21 coach Gareth Southgate revealed the defender will not be selected for the upcoming Euro Championships due to concerns over his fitness. However Wayne Rooney [dead leg] does have a chance after missing the draw with Arsenal at Old Trafford in GW37.
Fri, May 22, 2015 01:56:00 AM

Ashley Young has been slumping but he bounced back as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-1 with the winner coming from a Young assist.

Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini's performances seem to have varied together with many of the big Belgian's best performances having been assisted by Young crosses from the wing. The script was the same on Saturday as a late Ashley Young cross was headed home by Fellaini for the winning goal. Young added five tackles won, four successful crosses, two corners won, and a pass intercepted to his match-winning assist. The question facing Louis Van Gaal this summer is whether this week's match winning duo are good enough to match United's ambitions.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, May 14, 2015 09:58:00 AM

Ashley Young submitted his second consecutive poor showing and his third in four weeks.

Almost as soon as the "Ashley Young revival" narrative crested on the back of United's six consecutive wins, Young started struggling. Young submitted his second consecutive three point effort in the Yahoo format. With West Brom coming up next and having played well the past two weeks there are significant questions about Young's value over the final few weeks of the season.
Source: Yahoo.com
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 09:51:00 AM

Ashley Young couldn't follow up his virtuoso performance in the Manchester Derby when United traveled to Stamford Bridge for Week 33.

Ashley Young was everywhere as Manchester United dominated local rivals and defending champions Manchester City. Chelsea's defensive strategy neutralized Ashley Young as well as his frequent partner in recent crime Marouane Fellaini. The lack of counterattacking opportunities meant that Young had to attempt crosses into a crowded box and his most frequent target, Fellaini, was blanketed by Kurt Zouma. The good news for Young's fantasy outlook is that United aren't likely to face as stubborn a defense until they face Arsenal in mid-May.
Source: Yahoo.com
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 09:49:00 PM

Ashley Young has been reviving his reputation for most of 2015 without contributing too heavily in most fantasy formats, that changed on Sunday.

For all of his improved play on the pitch, Ashley Young hasn't been even close to his career best as a fantasy player this season...until Week 32 at least. Young's goal and two assists combined with two interceptions, two successful crosses, a corner and a tackle won meant a banner fantasy weekend for the man we used to call BFAY (Blog Favorite Ashley Young). The only problem for fantasy managers in jumping on the bandwagon is that the 26 points Young accumulated in the Yahoo format represents approximately a sixth of his total output for the season. With Chelsea next and Young's price climbing you might want to beware of buying high here.
Source: Yahoo.com
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 02:39:00 PM