Manchester United star Ashley Young has brushed away claims that it was tough to adapt his game, believing he went from a winger to a full-back fairly easily.
The Englishman was once a full throttle attacker capable of playing on either flank and on occasion as an attacking midfielder or even a striker.
His versatility has long been one of his strong suits but he impressed even neutrals when he proved to be a capable defender as well, even making his nation’s squad for the World Cup because of those performances.
It took a little time for Young to adapt but he believes he has the attributes that helps he be able to change positions with relative ease throughout his career.
The former Watford man was praised by Jose Mourinho for the season he’s had as a left-back for United with the Portuguese manager admitting there will be a reliance on him next season as well.
Young: “In the modern game, it helps to be versatile. If you’ve got a good footballing brain, you read the game well and your legs still get you up and down the pitch, you can do a job for your team there. I’ve been able to adapt fairly easily, to be honest.” #mufc [Mirror]
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Some fans were displeased to hear their manager’s comments, believing a top quality left-back is needed, particularly with Luke Shaw‘s inability to prove his worth.
Mourinho’s already invested in the right-back position with Porto’s Diogo Dalot coming in but there’s yet to be seen any real movement on a left-back.
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