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3 players Manchester United need to offload before the transfer window ends

  • Here is the list of the players that Manchester United must sell before this transfer window shuts down.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:53 IST

#2: Ashley Young


Ashley Young seems to be
Ashley Young seems to be 'getting old'

Ashley Simon Young, who was signed for an estimated fee of €18 million from Aston Villa in 2011, is one of the few remnants of the Sir Alex Ferguson era at Manchester United. Over a period of 8 years, the Englishman has been a faithful servant to the club with him constantly giving it his all whenever given the chance to do so. The ultimate utility man, Young has been deployed in a variety of positions during his stint with the ‘red devils’.

With Antonio Valencia’s injury-enforced absence for a majority of last season and owing to lack of cover in the full-back positions, Young was forced to prove his mettle as a full-back. His performances, however, were substandard with both his defending and attacking outputs leaving much to be desired. Stationed in both the right and left-back positions, Young managed a paltry tackling success rate of 62% and a cross accuracy of 21%; figures which are not ideal for a defender. Managing 4 clean sheets in a United defence that totalled 7 on the whole, it is safe to say that his powers are on the wane.

With the club breaking the bank to add talented right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka to its ranks, Young’s position in the team is at threat. Adequate cover offered in the form of Portuguese Diogo Dalot has set the clock ticking on Young's United stint. The 34-year-old however, would make an excellent addition to any mid-table side and bring with him a wealth of experience and a winning mentality having won all domestic titles as a Manchester United player. So, it makes sense for both the club and player that the latter leaves Manchester United.

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Published 21 Jul 2019, 12:00 IST
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