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Ashley Young | Midfielder

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (29) / 7/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 143

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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. Jan 8 - 7:55 AM
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Ashley Young has been impressive in the past two weeks, returning double digit fantasy scores in both.

Manchester United's attack is picking up steam and Young is getting involved enough to return good fantasy value. He only costs £ 8.56M and should continue getting playing time until some of Manchester's injured players return. Our analyst Galin Dragiev has recommended him in his Week 19 Player Picks.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:15:00 PM

Ashley Young will miss Manchester United's home match against Queens Park Rangers on Sunday with a groin injury.

The return of Luke Shaw to match fitness likely spelled the end of Ashley Young's time as a starter anyway but his groin injury will ensure that the former Southampton man takes over the left wing back role in LVG's 3-5-2 this week. Given the fee paid, Shaw wasn't going to stay on the sidelines long but in the absence of any alternatives, he is about as close to a guaranteed starter as there is for Week 4.
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 01:43:00 PM

Ashley Young will most likely get the start this weekend in Manchester United's first Premier League match of the season.

With Luke Shaw getting injured, Young is now almost guaranteed himself a starting spot over the weekend. Young is likely to play at wing-back and should produce more than enough fantasy points to justify his £ 4.94M price tag. Another thing to consider is that Young has been a stud in pre-season matches and that he fits Louis van Gaal's system well. All signs are pointing up for Young at the moment.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Ashley Young has starred in Manchester United's pre-season matches while his team has gone undefeated.

Young scored a brace against Real Madrid and had another great match yesterday against Liverpool. Young has delivered a series of great crosses into the box which will have the potential to turn into assists with Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney's exceptional finishing ability. The interesting thing has been that Young was featured as a wing-back, and some have suggested he might start in place of new signing Luke Shaw in Manchester's first Premier League match. He might not start on the left but Young is almost certainly guaranteed a starting spot in the beginning of the season, making him an intriguing fantasy option.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 02:28:00 PM

Speaking at his first press conference as Manchester United manager, Louis Van Gaal deflated transfer gossip pages everywhere by saying that he would sensibly be giving current players 3 to 4 weeks before deciding what to do with them.

The papers have been assuming that Louis Van Gaal has already created a "staying"/"going" list covering the current squad and were hoping that today's press conference would start the tidal wave of high profile names leaving the club (because those would all be good stories). LVG poured cold water on a month's worth of transfer stories by indicating that he is going to give players like Ashley Young, Nani, Chris Smalling, Rafael, Anderson, Tom Cleverley, and Marouane Fellaini some time to show what they have before selling them and buying replacements. All very sensible, what place does that have in the summer silly season?
Thu, Jul 17, 2014 11:58:00 AM

The Daily Mail has reported that Manchester United are chasing Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben as part of their summer makeover.

While this is a nice attention/pageview-grabbing headline, it seems highly unlikely regardless of how far Manchester United wingers like Ashley Young have fallen from their peak performances. United are likely to be linked with a host of Dutch National Team players who are currently playing for van Gaal as well as his former Bayern Munich players and Robben is both. He is also 30-years old, frequently injured, and has just signed a new contract at Bayern. Doesn't seem like the sort of profile United will be looking to fill as they rebuild for the long haul.
Thu, May 22, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Manchester United winger Ashley Young left the Red Devils' match with Newcastle United in the first half with a dislocated finger - his status for their next match will be evaluated.

Ashley Young has been a shadow of his former self this season and he has now added a dislocated finger to other injuries and inconsistencies. Adnan Januzaj came into the match for Young and scored a late insurance goal. It isn't clear whether Young will miss any additional time. Check in here at for injury updates in the days leading up to United's Week 34 match.
Sat, Apr 5, 2014 01:44:00 PM

The downside to Ashley Young's clash with Hugo Lloris didn't end with the lack of a penalty being awarded to United, the winger also finds himself on the sidelines as a result.

Ashley Young has earned his reputation as a diver over the years. That reputation may have played into the decision not to award Manchester United a deserved penalty against Spurs and Hugo Lloris that, if converted, would have meant a draw rather than a loss for the Red Devils. To add injury to insult, the United winger was also injured in the clash and will miss an unspecified amount of time while his shoulder heals. Jesse Lingard's return from a loan spell at Birmingham may be coming at the perfect time for the club and the player unless United dip into the transfer market or actually give Wilfried Zaha some playing time.
Fri, Jan 3, 2014 02:57:00 PM

David Moyes will talk to winger Ashley Young after his Real Sociedad 'dive’ as Januzaj emergence makes a summer departure likely.

The Telegraph are going all in on this story, suggesting the storm around Young's latest dive could see the winger heading for the Old Trafford exit. The 28-year old's career has stalled in the past 18 months and he's no longer considered a first team regular, so it may be time for him to move on to give himself any chance of getting back in to the England set-up.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 05:27:00 AM

Ashley Young may have joined Twitter but he doesn't appear to be in any danger of joining anyone's team of the week these days.

Former Aston Villa star Ashley Young has been in dramatic decline for the past year plus. Last season he had enough injuries that some of the blame for his poor play was blamed on his health and never finding his best form due to a stop and start season. This season there is no reason to think that his health is a significant issue and yet his performances have been miserable. He isn't successfully crossing the ball, he isn't dribbling past defenders, and his team isn't playing very well. If Leighton Baines or Luke Shaw come in as rumored in January it may see Baines or Patrice Evra move up the formation and take over on the left side of midfield. Wilfried Zaha is another alternative for more playing time but he hasn't seen the field since the Community Shield.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has joined Twitter with the username @youngy18.

It's a bold move by the player to join Twitter in the midst of a slump in form as it opens him up to a stream of criticism. A good performance against Crystal Palace this weekend would probably do the tenor of his @ mentions a world of good.
Source: Twitter
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 07:09:00 PM

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has created a buzz by saying that he misses English football and that Manchester United is still in his heart.

Fellow analyst Jeremy Spitzberg rightly stated that you could interpret Ronaldo's quotes any way you'd like. You could see them as implying that a move to Manchester United is in the cards this summer. You could just as easily see them as a fond remembrance of a period in his life when times were good and nothing more. Having him back in England is fun to think about but if I were Ashley Young or Wayne Rooney I wouldn't be too worried about my place in the line-up just yet.
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 02:03:00 PM

Ashley Young, injured in the Manchester Derby, was initially thought to be out for only two weeks but has now been confirmed as out for the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.

United's wing positions have been a revolving door this season with Ryan Giggs, Antonio Valencia, and Nani joining Young in the rotation. With one fewer player available and Nani seemingly out of favor Giggs and Valencia seem to be in line for more playing time as the season winds down. Look for increased production from both.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM