With injuries and illness abound at Manchester United at the moment, it looks as though Louis van Gaal is to entrust young James Wilson with a starting berth against Watford on Saturday afternoon.
With his name at the forefront, United's official club website conducted a quick Q&A session with Wilson in which they grilledthe 19-year-old striker aboutthe fastest, most athletic, toughest tacklers, best passers and best finishers he's played both with and against so far in his short time as a pro.
Manchester United injury woes continues as four players to miss CL clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Louis van Gaal has confirmed he will be without the services of Ashley Young, James Wilson and Paddy McNair, along with long-term absente Luke Shaw for Manchester United's Champions League clash against CSKA Moscow.
If United's Champions League campaign hadn't got off to a bad enough start with defeat in Eindhoven, then a horrific long-term injury to the blossoming Luke Shaw proved to be icing on a rather unsavoury cake. It was a less than ideal way for the club to reacquaint themselves with Europe's premier competition, but the Reds have responded domestically in perfect fashion, recording three successive victories, with three goals to show from each of these fixtures, with Southampton, Ipswich and Sunderland respectively.
After 18 excruciating months, United make their long-awaited return to the Champions League proper tonight as they take on the Dutch champions, PSV.
A 3-1 victory over North-West rivals, Liverpool on Saturday, once again might not have offered too much encouragement by way of performance, but nonetheless, a significant victory against our rivals offered the perfect tonic following defeat to Swansea.
Manchester United struggled to break Liverpool down in the first half of our 3-1 win yesterday. Liverpool stuck all their man behind the ball and we struggled to get in behind them.
At half-time, Ashley Young replaced Memphis Depay, who'd struggled to make any impact on the game. Two minutes after coming on, Young ran at Nathaniel Clyne and won a freekick on the edge of the penalty area.
Andreas Pereira has taken part in a Q&A on Facebook with the questions provided by fans.
How does it feel to be a part of such a great club? Honestly, I'm very proud to be a Manchester United player. I'm really happy I can play for such a big club. Every time I pull the shirt on it's special for me.
Good News: Winger will sign new 3-yr-£120k/wk Manchester United deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Ashley Young is a player reborn under Louis van Gaal. The Manchester United winger was slowly fading into oblivion, before the rejuvenation took place. He has become a key player for LvG in the second half of the season, and the club now have decided to reward him with a new three-year-contract.
So... It happened again. Van Gaal's carpet has been lifted as high as possible, with a sub-standard beginning to his tenure and ridiculous David Moyes comparisons swept underneath and into the darkest crevises and beyond reach following a rousing 4-2 derby win last weekend. With United holding down third place with an eight point advantage over Liverpool in fifth, Champions League qualification would seem all but wrapped up.
Watching the Manchester Derby last weekend and the subsequent analysis on Sky Sports Monday Night Football, I wonder if Jose Mourinho is thinking of playing Kurt Zouma to deal with Marouane Fellaini on Saturday?
Much has been made of the big Belgian's influence down that left hand side playing in tandem with Daley Blind and Ashley Young.
Yesterday, the defenders were rated for their performances in the 2014-15 season, and now it's the midfielders' turn.
After years of frustration at Sir Alex Ferguson's refusal to buy new midfielders and improve this area on the park, we finally now have a half decent midfield. In fact, the midfield is now our strongest position.
Luke Shaw has had a frustrating first season at United, picking up several injuries and struggling for good form. Ashley Young, whose natural position is a winger, and Daley Blind, who prefers to play in the centre of midfield, have both kept Shaw out of the team when he has been available.
Shaw, speaking to Match of the Day magazine, has reflected on his first season at the club.
Ashley Young has been one of United's biggest success stories this season, going from arguably our worst performing player last season to one of the most consistent players this season. In an interview for the 2014/15 season review DVD, Young has spoken about how playing for Louis van Gaal has made him enjoy football again.
It was not a classic Manchester United v Arsenal affair but it was an intriguing tactical battle between two sides who have qualified for the Champions League next season. The Red Devils took the lead through an Ander Herrera volley from an Ashley Young cross and dominated the majority of the game before a late Tyler Blackett own goal from a deflected Theo Walcott cross levelled the match.
Ashley Young has spoken of his disappointment following Sunday's defeat against Swansea but insists that the team spirit is fantastic and that the players are up for winning silverware.
After the last game, we're a little bit disappointed with how things turned out, especially going in to the international break and you've got to wait 10 days to get yourself prepared for the next game.
This time last season, Ryan Giggs was our manager, so had a more prominent role at the Player of the Year awards.
David de Gea was voted as Player of the Year by both the fans and the players, but Giggs claims that Ashley Young could have been in with a chance of winning the award, which was a claim supported by captain Wayne Rooney.
Manchester United picked up a crucial victory as they defeated Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park. A first half Juan Mata penalty and a Marouane Fellaini header sandwiched a Jason Puncheon free kick as the Red Devils all-but secured a return to the Champions League after a year out. After Liverpool's draw with Chelsea, Brendan Rodgers' men's hugely inferior goal difference means they need a miracle to oust United.
Wayne Rooney has revealed that he started off the season as Manchester United's penalty taker, replacing Robin van Persie who took on the duty from Rooney the season before.
"In pre-season, he asked me to take penalties, so I said 'yeh'. Obviously, I want to take the penalties," he said. "So he said he's got a structure of if you take one and miss one, then you're at the back of the queue.
Back in the days when an away win at Anfield was a rare thing, the signs weren't good for Aston Villa when they arrived for this early-season encounter. They hadn't won at Liverpool'sground for eight years, and had already lost at home in the league to Wigan and in the Europa League to Rapid Vienna.
Ashley Young is the joker in the dressing room. We still laugh about the time he got bird poo in his mouth against Swansea. If you ask him now, he'll say it wasn't bird poo. In the changing room we hung a fake bird above his place as a joke which he didn't like.