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Ashley Young 2017-18 Performances

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5.9 Average rating
38 Appearances
2 Goals
8 Assists
16 Clean sheets
8 Yellow cards
  1. Jan 31, 2018

    Eddy_JukeZ Full Member

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    Hopefully this LB experiment ends.

    He should never be our starting LB in a big game.
  2. Jan 31, 2018

    Utdstar01 Full Member

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    Why is he even starting for us? Shaw offers so much more.
  3. Jan 31, 2018

    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    He looked like a winger shoehorned into left back tonight.

    Didn’t get much of a handle on Trippier in any capacity. Was often isolated by all three of Martial, Sanchez and and Lingard.
  4. Jan 31, 2018

    Cheesy Bread with dipping sauce Scout

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    feck knows what he was doing for that first goal. Just watched as Eriksen waltzed through.
  5. Jan 31, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Don't need a LB this summer, get to feck, he had a purple patch of about 5 games where he was good in attack, defensively he's always been a liability as he's not a LB, tonight Spurs targeted him and demolished him.
  6. Jan 31, 2018

    criticalanalysis Full Member

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    Wanted to come in and post something negative about his performance.

    Read the last page and it's been said already.

    Feck off playing Young as first choice.
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2018
  7. Jan 31, 2018

    crossy1686 Full Member

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    Have some bird shit.
  8. Jan 31, 2018

    Pink Moon Full Member

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    I don't understand how Jose can come out and wax lyrical about Shaw saying there's no better LB around then drop him again for Ashley Young :confused:
  9. Jan 31, 2018

    Adisa Full Member

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    Rancid.
  10. Jan 31, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Time to be dropped. I've had it with this guy. Shaw has to start from now on and Young can be a rotational option.
  11. Jan 31, 2018

    abdo99 Full Member City Lover

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    Time to be dropped. I've had it with this guy. Shaw has to start from now on and Young can be a rotational option.
  12. Jan 31, 2018

    El Jefe Full Member

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    I've always hated Young, way before he joined us.

    His decent spell as our LB should end now. Sell him and sign a proper LB to compete with Shaw.
  13. Jan 31, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He just isn’t a good defender. Decent going forward but this was not the game for him given his weaknesses.
  14. Jan 31, 2018

    Phil Full Member

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    Wow that was really bad. Not sure if tactical that he was tucking on so much or his positioning was just way off.
  15. Jan 31, 2018

    Jaybomb Banned

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    Alex Sandro. Please, please join us.
  16. Jan 31, 2018

    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    I've summed up his display for those who missed the game:

    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right. Cross.
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.
    Get caught out of position
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right. Cross.
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.
    Get caught out of position
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.
    Get caught out of position
    Take it down the left, cut back on his right.

    Repeat x 5
  17. Jan 31, 2018

    Leroy The Red Full Member

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    had that good spell but has been poor for a while now. Now Shaw is fit and playing okay he should be in the team.
  18. Jan 31, 2018

    MAME DIOUF 32 Full Member

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    Kind of inevitable that he'll get exposed against better teams. Shouldn't have been picked
  19. Feb 1, 2018

    Adisa Full Member

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    If Mourinho isn't confident in Shaw, buy a LB.
    This guy isn't one. Ball watching less than a minute into the game.
  20. Feb 1, 2018

    #07 makes new threads with tweets in the OP

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    Just gonna quote myself.

    Spurs had endless joy down our left. Young lost Eriksen completely for the first Spurs goal and was marooned as the ball came in for the second.

    Its inexplicable to choose a converted winger over a natural left back, especially as the natural left back has been in good form lately.
  21. Feb 1, 2018

    izec Full Member

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    Had a mare, you could see it coming after the first goal. Fair play to Pochettino and Spurs, they were relentless in going at him and succeeded, not by chance
  22. Feb 1, 2018

    J-Stander Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Should’ve at least been changed when it was glaringly obvious that they were targeting him. He was all over the place from the first minute.
  23. Feb 1, 2018

    MadDogg Full Member

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    It has to be remembered that, over the course of the season, Young has been our best leftback. Hell, he's been our best fullback from either side, and one of the best in the league. He's not perfect and he had a poor match against Spurs, but lets not pretend that he hasn't been good this season.

    I do hope Shaw gets another chance to cement his first team position, but if he doesn't take that opportunity I've got no problem with Young being first choice for the rest of the season. Or if Shaw does cement that role, Young can potentially overtake Valencia on the right.
  24. Feb 1, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Shaw should've played, Mourinho clearly doesn't trust him still. I know Jones is getting most the flack for the mistakes but Young is almost just as culpable. Once Trippier played the ball in on the first goal, he just stood back and watched Eriksen score, made no effort to help out his team mate.
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    Feb 11, 2018

    a_devil_inside Big footed hermaphrodite

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    Seems to be making things harder than they should be
  26. Feb 11, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Him and Valencia just don't offer enough to the attack.
  27. Feb 11, 2018

    Jaybomb Banned

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    Change the title ffs.

    More like Trashley Young.
  28. Feb 11, 2018

    MadDogg Full Member

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    Which is a problem, as Young is our best attacking fullback. He's been a bit off the last few games though.
  29. Feb 11, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Is it just me or does Mourinho seem to play Young at left back in away matches and Shaw in home matches and plays the lower league cup games? It's very odd. Don't get me wrong Young has had a decent season but he has gone off the boil a bit in the last couple of games. Shaw hasn't put a foot wrong since he has come back into the team, Mourinho needs to put more faith in him.
  30. Feb 11, 2018

    SS Full Member

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    Clearances especially. Always wants to do a cruyff turn or something before he hoofs it.
  31. Feb 12, 2018

    septic Full Member

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    He isn’t a left back. Doesn’t make runs. Pathetic we are starting him but I have no idea about half of what Jose thinks these days
  32. Feb 12, 2018

    el3mel Full Member

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    He's playing this position as if he's still a winger. Doesn't link with anyone, trying to always cut inside to cross, doesn't look for a pass.

    He clearly doesn't link with midfield or the winger on his flanks well. He shouldn't be our main LB. Shaw for all his crossing problem always tends to pass, move and link with other players on his flank because he's a left back by nature, Young isn't.

    That was a good period when he played as a left back but he should be back as a squad option.
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    Feb 17, 2018

    Devil may care Full Member Verified Moaner

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    Mediocre bar the assist that never was.
  34. Feb 17, 2018

    el3mel Full Member

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    Defensive liability.
  35. Feb 17, 2018

    OldTrevil Full Member

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    He's been underwhelming the last couple if games, smashley doesnt fit anymore
  36. Feb 18, 2018

    TheFlagStaysDown New Member

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    I don't know, I disagree with the latest comments, just because we made it difficult for ourselves and overall, play wasn't the best in the first half doesn't mean a player had a bad game. I think the opposite actually, he was decent and solid on the right today. I actually like to focus on his game and he's a very smart player, learned the position very well and pretty quickly, always knows what to do in which situation, when to step out and when to stay with player.

    There was a one situation when a fullback was overlapping and he was doubled but managed to stay composed and in a good position so he didnt give a player chance for a pass to his fullback and didnt give him enough space to create anything for himself, to get a shot away either. He's playing with good aggression for a fullback and I like that he likes to win the ball ahead of the defender rather then sit back and wait for him to come 1v1 against him, it is normal that you dont always win the ball and can stay out of position but thats what covering is from, if you dont win the ball like that youll have to wait for a mistake and actually this is one of the ways how we create good opportunities to attack, building form the back we are not as effective.

    I like Ashley Young, shame he's not younger or wasn't made into fullback earlier
  37. Feb 18, 2018

    Jaybomb Banned

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    When he’s on the pitch, we make him our primary attacking outlet. That’s the problem.

    When Young plays, all the play goes through him. Everything is about getting the ball to Young so he can deliver cross after cross. Most of which hit the first man.

    It’s depressing to watch at times. All the “Ferguson era” players should be gone in my opinion.
  38. Feb 18, 2018

    stevoc Full Member

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    Yeah let's sell DeGea that would sort all our problems.
  39. Feb 18, 2018

    Giggs86 Full Member

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    That moment when we had a corner and he got the rebound about 35 yards from their goal, with most of our players still inside their box waiting for a delivery he just turns away and passes the ball back behind the halfway line. Really Ashley?
  40. Feb 18, 2018

    DdeGoat Banned

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    He had his 3-4 good games earlier and now normal service has resumed. We need to buy proper fullbacks in the summer - an upgrade on Valencia and a player who can back-up Shaw. Get rid of him, Darmian and Blind.