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Ashley Young: I am enjoying playing as a full-back at Manchester United

by Marwan Harraz

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Manchester United veteran Ashley Young has insisted that he enjoys playing as part of the back-four defenders who have performed well so far this season.

The Englishman started off his career as a high-flying winger who could occasionally play as an attacking midfielder or as a striker if called upon.

Young even began his career at Old Trafford as a goalscoring left-winger and had one of his best displays in the famous 8-2 drubbing of Arsenal.

However, since then he’s had his game-time stalled and didn’t feature much for the Red Devils as the club began to invest in players who played in the same positions as Ashley did.

The increased competition made many believe that it was the end of his time at United but the pacy defender has resurrected himself as a capable full-back.

According to Manchester Evening News he said: “As a pro now you have to be versatile. You play in different formations and different systems so you have to adjust. I have found myself at full-back and enjoying it and playing well.”

Versatility is nothing new to Young and it appears he’s fine with the position he plays in but isn’t necessarily ok with the game time just yet.

Perhaps he will feature more often for Jose Mourinho this season as the club continues to struggle in the left-back position.

Unless Luke Shaw can save his own career then it appears that Ashley has nailed down that position for himself.

The experienced Englishman adds more speed and attacking intent in comparison to his competitors whilst maintaining good defensive standards.

All of Matteo Darmian, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind have played as a left-back for United but it’s Ashley Young who has exceeded there more than the others.

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