Ashley Young

Manchester United

Mourinho meets Woodward to discuss transfer plans; these 10 stars are unwanted

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Manchester United are plotting a complete squad overhaul this summer and it seems that there will be quite a few casualties at Old Trafford.

Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has been linked with a move away from Manchester United.

According to recent reports, Jose Mourinho is not a fan of the former Athletic Bilbao playmaker and has informed Ed Woodward of his plans.

Young: I lost my voice celebrating Lingard’s goal

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Ashley Young has reflected on what it means to win the FA Cup with Manchester United, following a difficult season.

He has revealed what an important role the fans played in the victory and how bonkers he went when Jesse Lingard scored the winning goal.

"We hadn't won the competition for many years and it's great to get our hands on the trophy.

Rashford on mark as Manchester United sign off in fifth

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Teenage striker Marcus Rashford celebrated his England call-up with a goal as Manchester United ended their Premier League campaign by beating Bournemouth 3-1 in Tuesday's re-arranged Old Trafford fixture.

In a game carried over from Sunday following a postponement caused by the discovery of a fake bomb accidentally left behind during a terror training exercise, United needed a 19-goal victory in order to steal past Manchester City into the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

Rashford on mark as Manchester United sign off in fifth

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Teenage striker Marcus Rashford celebrated his England call-up with a goal as Manchester United ended their Premier League campaign by beating Bournemouth 3-1 in Tuesday's re-arranged Old Trafford fixture.

In a game carried over from Sunday following a postponement caused by the discovery of a fake bomb accidentally left behind during a terror training exercise, United needed a 19-goal victory in order to steal past Manchester City into the fourth and final Champions League qualifying berth.

RoM Reads

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Scott writes for uMAXit about what the return of Ashley Young may mean.

The Evening News claims Van Gaal will stay if he gets United in top four.

The Mirror reports on the U-21s going to the Grand National.

BBC Sport reports on LvG's happiness with squad competition.

The Guardian reports on the United fans who have been charged for the "murderers" banner.

PICTURES: Rooney, Young and Jones back in training

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Young and Phil Jones were back in training, following months out of the team with injury.

Fergie: United’s bad season is down to injuries

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Sir Alex Ferguson has defended Louis van Gaal following a disappointing season at Manchester United. The legendary manager claims that the number of injuries United have suffered has played a huge part in their failure, and would have had an impact on any team.

It's dead easy to be critical.

Tweet and Photo: Ashley Young returns to Man Utd training ahead of Liverpool game

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I've missed this ⚽, so good to be back out with the lads #mufc pic.twitter.com/q5LNIjBa8r Ashley Young (@youngy18) March 16, 2016...

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Who’s better? Our injured XI or our non-injured XI?

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If Manchester United's injured players were fit to play and took on our injury free players, who would win?

Injured XI:

David de Gea; Matteo Darmian, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw; Antonio Valencia, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Marouane Fellaini, Ashley Young; Adnan Januzaj, Wayne Rooney.

Darmian out for “weeks” with dislocated shoulder

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Matteo Darmian was subbed off in Manchester United's 2-1 defeat after a Sunderland player ran in to him. No freekick was given.

Louis van Gaal has revealed that Darmian's shoulder was dislocated and will now be missing for several weeks.

It is unbelievable. It is a dislocation so he will be out for several weeks.

CONFIRMED: United’s Europa League squad

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Manchester United have confirmed the squad for the Europa League, with our first game against Midtjylland on February 18th, followed by the return leg at Old Trafford on the 25th.

David De Gea, Sergio Romero, Sam Johnstone; Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Antonio Valencia, Guillermo Varela, Matteo Darmian, Regan Poole; Juan Mata, Michael Carrick, Ashley Young, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini, Morgan Schneiderlin, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jesse Lingard; Memphis Depay, Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney, Will Keane.

Ashley Young surgery complicates Manchester United’s defensive problems

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Manchester United are facing further defensive problems, with an injury to Ashley Young prompting a possible move into the January transfer market for manager Louis van Gaal. Young is to undergo groin surgery after suffering an injury during United's 1-0 win at Liverpool last Sunday.

Ashley Young surgery complicates Manchester United’s defensive problems

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Manchester United are facing further defensive problems, with an injury to Ashley Young prompting a possible move into the January transfer market for manager Louis van Gaal. Young is to undergo groin surgery after suffering an injury during United's 1-0 win at Liverpool last Sunday.

Young: “United can still win the league”

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Ashley Young believes Manchester United are still in the title race despite being nine points behind Arsenal.

United ended a dismal run of form that has seen them going without a win in eight games in all competition as they beat Swansea 2-1 at home on Saturday, but they remain way behind the league leaders and could be five points off fourth place should Spurs win at Everton today.

Manchester United 2 Swansea 1: 5 talking points

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Manchester United 2 Swansea 1: 5 talking points - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United ended a run of losses and draws with a 2-1 win over Swansea City. Louis van Gaal had never won a game against Swansea so the win would be even more welcomed.

Here are five things we learned from the game

Anthony Martial looks his promising self again

Martial started the season ever so wellbutwith a dip in the team's form, Martial's form also took a turn for the worse.

Young: When the goalie went up my heart was in my mouth!

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Four minutes of injury time were added to the end of Manchester United's game against Swansea this afternoon. The referee played five minutes though, and in the final seconds before the whistle blew, Lukasz Fabianski sprinted up the field for a Swansea corner. He got his head on to the cross but thankfully his attempt went just wide of the post.

Young: Rooney didn’t mean that finish… but he says he did

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Wayne Rooney scored a fantastic winner for Manchester United this afternoon in our 2-1 win over Swansea. After the game, Ashley Young joked that Rooney didn't mean to finish as well as he did.

We've looked at the replay and I'm not sure he meant it but he'll definitely tell you he did!

Young: It was nice to get a standing ovation from our brilliant fans

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Ashley Young had a great game for Manchester United in our 2-1 win over Swansea. Unfortunately, he was forced off with injury with 10 minutes left to play, but received a standing ovation from the fans, who sang his name as he walked to the tunnel.

They're brilliant and it was nice to get a standing ovation.

LvG: I subbed Herrera to waste time like Swansea

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During Manchester United's 2-1 win over Swansea, Phil Jones was substituted at half-time, before Ashley Young was taken off with 10 minutes to play. Louis van Gaal has explained these two decisions were forced because of injuries, but reveals he took Ander Herrera off at the end of the game to waste time, after Swansea had spent all match taking their time with every freekick and throw-in, apart from when they were losing.

LvG: Rooney’s form isn’t thanks to being rested

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Anthony Martial scored Manchester United's first goal in our 2-1 win over Swansea, before assisting the second which was scored by Wayne Rooney.

Louis van Gaal has spoken highly of his captain after scoring his first goal in two months. Rooney was left out of the starting XI for the 2-0 defeat against Stoke, before coming on at half-time.

STATS: Manchester United’s halfway point

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Average possession
Manchester United 60.8%
Manchester City 58.2%
Arsenal 58%
Chelsea 56.8%
Liverpool 56%

Passing accuracy
Arsenal 85%
Manchester City 84.1%
Manchester United 83.9%
Everton 82.5%
Swansea 82.

Manchester United: James Wilson Names Stephen Ireland As Fastest Opponent He’s Ever Played Against

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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.

Young: I’ll get a better reception from Watford than Villa!

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Manchester United face Watford on Saturday, meaning Ashley Young will be returning to the club where he started his career.

He has reflected on what it means to him returning to his former club.

I'm really looking forward to going back. It's the club where I started and learnt my trade and, hopefully, it'll be a nice reception.

Manchester United injury woes continues as four players to miss CL clash

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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.

Five players miss Manchester United training for Everton clash

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Manchester United and Louis van Gaal will travel to Merseyside for the weekend Premier League fixture as they face Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday.

The club football returns after less than two weeks of break later this weekend.

Wolfsburg Preview: Five Keys to Victory

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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.

PSV Preview – Five Keys to Victory

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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.

Young: I knew what I had to do

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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.

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.

Louis van Gaal

Reactions to United’s defeat against Spurs

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1. Playing Ashley Young up front with Jesse Lingard behind him, while Juan Mata and Anthony Martial played out wide, was an utterly bizarre tactical move. If you asked any 11-year-old with a vague interest in United what positions those four players should be in, they would be able to give you a better formation than Louis van Gaal.

Young willing to replace Rooney

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Ashley Young has said he's willing to replace the injured Wayne Rooney and play as a striker, should he be asked to do so by Louis Van Gaal.

United face PSV Eindhoven in Holland on Tuesday, as they return to the Champions League after a season-long absence but they will be without their injured captain for the second consecutive game.

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POLL: Who do you want to replace Shaw against Southampton?

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Louis van Gaal has named Daley Blind, Marcos Rojo and Ashley Young as potential replacements for Luke Shaw, who broke his leg against PSV. Who would you like to see play on Sunday against Southampton?

LvG shortlists three players to replace Shaw

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Louis van Gaal has claimed it's a huge blow to be without Luke Shaw for the next few months, following his leg break against PSV, but has suggested there are three players who can replace him.

That is not any problem I think, but Shaw is the line-up player. I have already said that it is very difficult to replace him, certainly when he is in such good shape.

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Friday Kickoff: Mascherano, Sturridge, FIFA and more

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Friday is here, marking the beginning of a long weekend of soccer action and the return of the German Bundesliga, but it's not a good day for one Barcelona player, who was sentenced to one year in jail because of tax fraud.

On Thursday, defender Javier Mascherano was sentenced to a year in prison for avoiding tax payments in Spain; however, he is not expected to serve time in jail.

Young: De Gea will always be professional

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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.

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.