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Manchester United: 3 Men who would be vital against Leicester City | Premier League 2019-20

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1.37K   //    13 Sep 2019, 23:26 IST

#2 Ashley Young

Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier League
Southampton FC v Manchester United - Premier League

Aaron Wan-Bissaka is a doubt for the Leicester game due to back spasms. Diogo Dalot is not fit yet. In that case, Ashley Young might be the only option left for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at RB. The left-back spot has to be taken up by Marcos Rojo.

Young has started only one game for the Red Devils so far this season and wouldn't make the lineup ahead of the others.

Young playing at the defensive end is not a nightmare as many might think. He won 61.5 percent of the tackles last season in the Premier League and won 4 duels per game at 55%. He was dribbled past only once in 2 games.

In games against Wolves and Chelsea, which are tough oppositions, Brendan Rodgers shifted James Maddison from the #10 spot to the left-hand side of the attack. This is a strong possibility even tomorrow at the Theatre of Dreams.

A player like Maddison, who was the player with the most number of chances created last season, is a threat at any spot. On the left-hand side, from where he wreaked havoc against Chelsea, he is even more threatening as he is the player with the most number of accurate crosses in his team (2.3 per game), and most number of key passes per game.

Young has to be at his level best to neutralize Maddison's effect on the game.

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