Ashley Young

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Young: Rooney is the most competitive in training 

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Ashley Young has answered several questions for the official site on what training is like for Manchester United players.

Which part of training do you enjoy the most?

The small-sided games because there is a fun element to them and there's also the competitive angle where you want to impress and get in the team.

Manchester United confirm star player commits future by signing contract extension

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Manchester United have confirmed their winger Ashley Young has signed a new deal on Friday.

The England international had one year left on his earlier contract and was a key member of Louis van Gaal's side as the Red Devils finished fourth in the table.

Good News: Winger set to sign Three-Year-Deal with Manchester United this week

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Who needs Angel when you have Ashley? Manchester United winger Ashley Young has agreed a three-year-contract with the Old Trafford club, according to reports from ESPN.

The 30-year-old was in his final year of his contract.

Pereira: Every time I pull on the United shirt it’s special for me

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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.

Man Utd set to reward underdog Ashley Young with new deal

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Manchester United are set to offer underdog Ashley Young a new three year deal to reward his impressive displays this season, the Mirror report. The...

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RoM Reads

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Scott writes a report card on ESPN for United's season.

Scott writes for The Metro about United's improvements under Van Gaal.

The Telegraph claims Radamel Falcao wants to join Chelsea.

The Mirror has footage of De Gea refusing to comment on his future.

The Evening News reports on the City fan who has been charged with racially abusing Ashley Young.

Sergio Agüero, David De Gea, Young… Names of the Premier League, week 36

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Five things we’ve learnt from Palace vs United

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Manchester United took a significant step towards clinching a spot in the top four as they returned from South London with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, following a late Marouane Fellaini winner.

United struggled for long parts of the game and failed to impose themselves, although they nicked a goal with less than 15 minutes to go to extend their gap on Liverpool to eight points.

Man Utd star in talks over bumper new £130,000 a week deal

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Manchester United have opened talks with in-form Ashley Young over a new bumper deal that will see him earn £130,000 a week, according to the Star....

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Good News: Winger will sign new 3-yr-£120k/wk Manchester United deal

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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.

Man Utd star says they deserved convincing win over Chelsea

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Manchester United were unlucky not to beat Chelsea last weekend by a few goals, according to Ashley Young. United's six game winning run was...

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Chelsea Preview: Five Keys To Victory

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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.

OPINION: Would you start Kurt Zouma against Manchester United to deal with Fellaini?

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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.

Ashley Young, Benteke, Bolasie… Names of the Premier League, week 32

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Young: “We wanted to keep noisy neighbours quiet”

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Ashley Young has said that Manchester United went into Sunday's derby determined to "keep their noisy neighbours" quiet, adding that the team's new-found confidence boded well for the future.

Having gone 1-0 down to an early Sergio Aguero goal, United responded is spectacular fashion, playing City off the park to clinch a deserved 4-2 win, only their third success in the last 10 derbies.

Five things we’ve learnt from United vs City

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Manchester United clinched only their third win in 10 games against City on Sunday, as they bounced back from 1-0 down to beat Manchester City 4-2 as Louis Van Gaal's men cemented their grasp on third place.

Here's five things we learnt on Sunday.

1) Time to give Young some credit

Ashley Young has rarely been considered an asset by Manchester United fans.

Young: “United have momentum ahead of derby”

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Ashley Young believes Manchester United will go into Sunday's Manchester derby with all the momentum, but warned against underestimating City and insisted United had not secured a top-four finish yet.

United's 3-1 over Aston Villa on Saturday coupled with City's 2-1 defeat at Crystal Palace on Monday saw United moved into third place, a point ahead of their local rivals, who led United by nine points in January.

Van Gaal up for award

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Louis Van Gaal has been shortlisted for theBarclays Premier League Manager of the Month award for March, as a recognition for Manchester United's much-improved form over the last month.

United won all their three league games in March, beatingNewcastle at St James' Park courtesy of a late Ashley Young goal, before losing at Arsenal at home in the quarter finals of the FA Cup.

Man Utd trio set to be rewarded with new deals

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Manchester United trio Ashley Young, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones are set to be rewarded for their fine performances this season with new deals,...

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Young: LvG makes players better

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Ashley Young's Manchester United career looked to be close to an end last season, with the winger rarely playing and, when he did, looking dreadful.

However, under Louis van Gaal, whether playing as a wing-back or winger, he has looked this good this season, and the player has sung the praises of the manager for this.

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Manchester United Fixtures Review 2015/16

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It seems that last season has only just finished but this week saw the release of next season's fixture list. All the fans have their own preference of which match to look for first...

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Young: I love playing football again

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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.

Five key thoughts following United 1-1 Arsenal – Van Gaal achieves his first aim after qualifying for the Champions League

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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.

Five key thoughts following United 4-2 Manchester City as Young and Fellaini shine

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Manchester United defeated local rivals Manchester City 4-2 at Old Trafford to solidify third position in the Premier League table. A Sergio Aguero brace sandwiched goals from man of the match Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling, who erased bad memories of the reverse fixture in which he was sent off.

Five transfer targets for United

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Over the past two seasons just about anyone and everyone has been linked with a potential move to Old Trafford. In his first summer transfer window Louis Van Gaal spent nearly £150 million on new talent, bringing in six players who have all enjoyed periods of good form this season when not injured. Although the two big name signings of Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria have failed to live up to expectations, Van Gaal has got the most out of his less hyped signings, like Daley Blind and Ander Herrera and Marcos Rojo.

Mata’s double delight.

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RoM PLAYER RATINGS: United’s midfield

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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.

Rooney with incredible penalty ranking story

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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.

Manchester United’s 2014-15 season in stats

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Goals
Wayne Rooney 12 (1 per 240 mins)
Robin van Persie 10 (1 per 211 mins)
Juan Mata 9 (1 per 1 per 257 mins)
Ander Herrera 6 (1 per 312 mins)
Marouane Fellaini 6 (1 per 305 mins)

Assists
Angel di Maria 10
Ashley Young 5
Wayne Rooney 5
Juan Mata 4
Ander Herrera 4
Radamel Falcao 4

Goals + assists
Wayne Rooney 17 (1 per 169 mins)
Angel di Maria 13 (1 per 127 mins)
Juan Mata 13 (1 per 178 mins)
Robin van Persie 12 (1 per 176 mins)
Ander Herrera 10 (1 per 187 mins)

Passing accuracy
Michael Carrick 89.

Herrera: Spanish speakers get insults from Rooney

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Ander Herrera has spoken about his teammates in an interview with Spanish newspaper El Pais.

He gives his assessment of the likes of Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young and the Spanish speaking players.

"Rooney is outgoing and insults us in Spanish," Herrera revealed. "I prefer to talk about football because I know he really likes boxing and could want to spar with me.

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Giggs: Hard to choose between Young and De Gea

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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.

Five key thoughts following Crystal Palace 1-2 United – Top four almost secured after Memphis Depay deal is confirmed

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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.

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Shaw: Young didn’t like what we did after bird poo incident

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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.

Shaw: United is the biggest club in the world

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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.

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On This Day In 2009: Ashley Young Inspires Aston Villa’s First Victory Over Liverpool At Anfield For Eight Years (Video)

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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.