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Ashley Young | Midfielder

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

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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. Oct 30 - 9:35 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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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
Oct 23 - 10:19 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.
Oct 16 - 11:30 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.
Sep 15 - 2:55 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.
Aug 4 - 9:37 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.
May 22 - 1:56 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.
May 14 - 9:58 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.
Apr 30 - 9:51 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.
Apr 21 - 9:49 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.
Apr 15 - 2:39 PM

Manchester United moved back to within a point of second-placed Arsenal in the Premier League with a crushing 4-2 victory over their lacklustre neighbours City.

Sergio Aguero tapped City into an early lead after an impressive start from the visitors but the hosts levelled when Ashley Young converted from close range. Marouane Fellaini's back-post header from Young's cross header put the Reds into the lead before half time. In the second half Juan Mata slid the ball home after a slick through ball from Wayne Rooney to make it 3-1 before Chris Smalling headed a fourth from another Young cross. Aguero hit a late consolation for City as the match ended 4-2. United move four points clear of their rivals City and look set for Champions League football next season.

Ashley Young has emerged as an injury doubt for the Tottenham game after the Manchester United winger picked up a knock during the FA Cup defeat to Arsenal on Monday.

Young has just returned to the United starting line-up after a groin injury kept the England international out for over a month and had been showing glimpses of the form that convinced Alex Ferguson to splash $25+ million on the player back in 2011. However his stock in the North West has been in steady decline but under Louis van Gaal Young has flourished in a different system and accompanying new wing-back role although once again muscular problems have limited his starts [13] in the league after spending more than three accumulative months out. Although the extent of the problem is not yet known or indeed the specifics of the injury United will need to consider their options with Angel di Maria and Jonny Evans out through suspension. Luke Shaw would be an obvious candidate but the full-back has been struggling with a hamstring complaint recently.
Mar 10 - 7:05 PM

Ashley Young has been heavily criticized for the past few seasons but he is enjoying a revival under Louis Van Gaal.

The revival hasn't showed up on the score sheet with Young's first goal of the season coming in Week 28 against Newcastle. He has only one assist to go with that one goal. Not impressed? Young has started 13 Premier League matches and has been producing phantom points like a champ in both directions. For the season he's averaging nearly 3 passes intercepted a match along with an almost identical number of successful crosses. If United were ever to start looking more fluid in front of goal he might absolutely explode. He is averaging just under 10 points/match for the season.
Mar 10 - 3:38 PM

Ashley Young scored in the 89th minute to save Manchester United blushes after a listless performance at St James Park.

Manchester United dominated all of the statistical categories against Newcastle but their performance was in danger of producing another disappointing result until Ashley Young scored in the 89th minute. There was controversy as Chris Smalling was lucky no to be called for a first half penalty for a push on Emmanuel Riviere and Jonny Evans and Papiss Cisse were involved in a spitting incident that could have seen either player sent off. It wasn't a thing of beauty but it was another three points for United as they look to hold on to fourth place.
Mar 4 - 4:41 PM

Tests have revealed Ashley Young could be out for between 4-6 weeks after the midfielder limped out of the New Years’ Day draw at the Britannia Stadium because of a hamstring injury.

Young has arguably been in the form of his Old Trafford career having seamlessly slotted into the wing-back role since his return from a groin problem – initially on the left but more recently on the right following an injury to Antonio Valencia. However the latest reports now seem to suggest that the injury which was described by Louis van Gaal as being "very bad" is exactly that with Young expected to miss a number of weeks. Fortunately the Manchester United boss had been able to call upon the services of Rafael – himself just back with the squad – but the Brazilian underwent surgery this week after fracturing his cheekbone during the win over Yeovil Town although the player did confirm he would return to training on Friday. Jonny Evans is an option if United opt for a more traditional 4-4-2 formation.
Source: Vavel
Jan 8 - 7:55 AM