Young happy to be back playing.


Manchester United winger Ashley Young has expressed his joy at returning to playing football again after featuring against Arsenal and Hull City.

"I'm delighted to be playing football again. I'd been out for so long and it was a frustrating time but I'm back now and hopefully the injuries are behind me," he told manutd.com.

Young also spoke of his role in the team after playing as a wing-back and left-back against Arsenal and Hull respectively.

"Obviously it's a new position for me to play in but I know the job that I have got to do there because we practised during the week," he told ManUtd.com.

"I knew what I was supposed to go out there and do and it was fluid. Everyone was rotating and everyone was moving.

“I don't think Hull could deal with that.

"We got on the score sheet early on (verse Hull) and needed to attack and be aggressive in our play against them, pressurising high up. It paid off because we kept on winning the ball back. It was hard for Hull to pick players up, particularly our midfielders, and the way they rotate means it is always difficult for a team to play against.

“It's always nice to see players rotate in front of you as you are able to get the ball and find an easy pass and just go forward and attack.

"When we were two goals ahead, we said at half-time we had to get that next goal as it was going to be important they didn't score next. We got it through Robin [Van Persie], it was a fantastic goal and, after that, we controlled the game."

He spoke further on his new role, saying: "In that position, you have to get forward as well at times," he explained. "Obviously, you have to defend but it's always nice to be going forward rather than defending.

“I think I showed that, being a winger that I knew when to break forward and when to defend."

Written by @SimonOmokhua


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