Friday, 15 July 2011

Ashley Young impresses on Manchester United debut

Ashley Young in action on his Manchester United debut Ashley Young in action on his Manchester United debut
 
Ashley Young made an impressive Manchester United debut against New England Revolution in front of 51,000 at the Gillette Stadium.

He produced a number of decent crosses from his wide role and showing enough signs to suggest he will have no problem settling into his new surroundings.

"That was his position until last season when they started playing him behind the strikers in a more advanced role, like the way we use Wayne Rooney," said Ferguson.

"His capabilities are such that he can play at wide left, he can play in behind the strikers and he can play wide right.

"He showed tonight he's a fantastic crosser of the ball. I think he hit three fantastic crosses in the game, which maybe isn't something we're used to with the way we play.

"But if we do get used to it then there's goals there. I was very satisfied."

Wayne Rooney added: "Ashley has settled in well.

"Everyone knows what Ashley is capable of. He put some excellent crosses in tonight and we are looking forward to playing a few more games with him.

"We have an exciting young team now. Hopefully we can bring more success to the club."

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