Former Manchester United star Paul Ince claims that Ashley Young has become somewhat similar to James Milner in that his professionalism has been very crucial to United’s campaign. Young is towards the tail end of his career and he is already one of the long serving members at Manchester United. The 33-year-old came to Manchester United in the summer of 2011 for around £ 20 million. He was signed from Aston Villa as a winger and he is one of the few players left in the squad are to have been signed by Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, his contract is up at the end of the year and it is highly unlikely that Manchester United will renew the deal considering his age. Even though he was a winger at the start of his career with Watford, Young has slowly been able to play a number of roles for Manchester United over the years. The winger has also been capable of playing as the full-back. This versatility has also helped him make an appearance for England after making his debut in 2007. Best known for his accurate crosses during his best years, Young was never able to touch the heights of a David Beckham. Even though the player has been marginally used in recent seasons, Ince says that United’s stand to benefit a lot from the presence of Young this season.
Owen Hargreaves has had a great football career and the only reason he had to leave Manchester United was due to his health issues. Nonetheless, he was always praised by Sir Alex Ferguson and his team. Hargreaves has been a renowned person in the dressing room. He did 39 appearances in a span of 4 years. In 2007, the former Manchester United champion won the Champions League double and Premier League. Towards the end of 2011, he joined City as his contract came to an end with United.
The former Manchester United and Bayern Munich midfielder did advice Ruben Loftus-Cheek, the Chelsea midfielder to accept a 2-year loan especially if he continued getting restricted play time at the club. The Chelsea midfielder achieved 3 goals within 3rd
appearance as he was under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri when Chelsea defeated BATE Borisov with 3-1 last month in the Europa League. As far as the performance of the England midfielder is concerned, he scored his initial 2 minutes in and tucked away from a distance of 12 yards post Davide Zappacosta tried pulling back the ball. In addition, he did add an extra 6 minutes from a corner and flicked on the corner of Willian to achieve an unexpected brace. This made the Englishman achieve an excellent hat-trick in the match with a delayed strike.