With Wayne Rooney ruled out, Ashley Young has volunteered to fill the void as a striker if needed.
Ahead of Man United’s Champions League match with PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, Wayne Rooney is inactive – but one of his teammates from a completely different position is ready to take his place.
According to the Metro, 30-year-old midfielder Ashley Young believes he can play forward for the Red Devils should Louis van Gaal call him up, and already believes LVG has an interest in moving him there.
“If the manager wants me to play there, then yes, of course I would,” Young said. “I can play in lots of positions and I have done that under the manager, whether it is upfront or in midfield. Hopefully I can play there through the middle, but it’s up to the manager and he has to make those decisions.
“I think he knows I can play as a striker. He has said it to me before, but it is down to him. He has that headache of picking the team, so rather him than me!”
Ashley Young joined Man United out of Aston Villa in 2011 but hasn’t recorded more than 6 goals in a Premier League season since joining the Red Devils. After recording 28 goals in his last four seasons with Aston Villa, Young has just 10 with Man United.
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