Ashley Young More Than Happy At Left Back

In an interview with in-house channel MUTV, Ashley Young has insisted that he is happy to play at left-back whilst Luke Shaw is sidelined through injury.

After spending his whole career as an attacking winner at Watford, Aston Villa and then United, Louis van Gaal has opted to use the Englishman as more of a utility player in the squad rather than an out-and-out winger.

The signing of Memphis Depay has made it difficult for Young to get in the starting eleven in his favoured position, but he has insisted he is happy to be deployed elsewhere.

“I feel comfortable at left-back and playing wing-back.

“It’s a different role for me compared to left wing or left midfield, there’s more of the defensive side to think about but I’m capable of doing that.

“I felt comfortable and, as I said, if the manager picks me to play there I’ll do everything I need to do.”

United boss van Gaal used summer signing Matteo Darmian, usually the club’s first choice right back, to cover for Luke Shaw as the Italian had played at a left-back on a number of occasions for his former club Torino.

Young came on as a second half substitute in his more favoured attacking role in the 3-0 win over Sunderland on Saturday.