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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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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


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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
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
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.
Source: Yahoo.com
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.
Source: yahoo.com
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

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.
Source: ESPNFC.com
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.
Source: Goal.com
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