Ashley Young image England flag

Ashley Young 2018-19 Performances

Jump to: Chelsea 0:2 Man Utd

View full 2018-19 profile

5.3 Average rating
27 Appearances
1 Goal
4 Assists
5 Clean sheets
10 Yellow cards
  1. Jan 19, 2019

    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    16,480
    Location:
    The Mathews Bridge
    Poor.

    Only thing he's good at is timewasting. Pretty good at playing the game there. Not good at actually being a fullback. There's not much in it, but I'd prefer Valencia over him at RB, if we have to play one of the two of them.
  2. Jan 19, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    29,853
    I thought he was very shaky defensively today and while he made some decent runs forward his final ball was really poor.
  3. Jan 19, 2019

    Rajma Full Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    4,482
    Location:
    Vilnius
    We need an upgrade on him and Jones this window, badly. He’s just so poor defensively and haven’t been a threat attacking wise for a long time now, it’s laughable he’s starting for us.
  4. Jan 19, 2019

    Based Adnan New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2014
    Messages:
    241
    Very poor, was an absolute mess at times at both ends of the pitch

    Firmly believe we score more than 2 if Dalot was playing on the right instead of Ash. Completely wasteful going forward.
  5. Jan 19, 2019

    kundalini Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    4,083
    I thought Young was ok today. There was an over-hit free-kick that went out of play but otherwise didn't notice too much wrong. He had a few crosses that got cut-out but there were a lot more Brighton defenders in the box than United players. Did well to get a touch that stopped a Brighton attack one time when he'd been out of position.
  6. Jan 19, 2019

    ManRed Full Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2011
    Messages:
    697
    Location:
    London
    What game were you watching? Gave unnecessary freekick, missed simple clearances in the first 20 minutes itself. With the positions he was taking he only had 1 decent cross otherwise was usually hitting the first player. Very poor game all around by him today.
  7. Jan 19, 2019

    LingiBW New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    176
    One of the players that spreads anxiety within the squad. For a 33yr old, he tends to play like a 13yr old.

    Always wanting to hoof the ball upfield regardless of whether there is an option close to him or not.

    Don't get me started with his need to always want to pass the blame for his own mistakes.
  8. Jan 19, 2019

    Dante Bang Average but can post Blindfolded for 15 secs

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    14,223
    Location:
    My wit's end
    Supports:
    United!
    He did alright.

    Young's an unfashionable player, so it's always going to take an exceptional performance for people to feel brave enough to say nice things.
  9. Jan 19, 2019

    Rozay Master of Hindsight

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2012
    Messages:
    12,318
    Location:
    #SmallingPlusOne
    At some point, in every single game, he will crouch down after a challenge, face down and touching the grass with just his fingers, and hold that pose for about 4 seconds seemingly getting his breath back or recovering from injury after he let out a massive scream.

    Probably the most notable thing I see from him each week.
  10. Jan 19, 2019

    IronCroos37 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2017
    Messages:
    430
    Both Young and Valecia are finished, both have been good servants for the club, especially Valencia.
  11. Jan 19, 2019

    Dec9003 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2015
    Messages:
    3,792
    His typical hoof ball up the right wing to nobody is one of the main reasons we relinquish control.
    I have a lot of time for Young, but he obviously isn't a top quality fullback, which isn't shocking given it isn't his real position.
  12. Jan 19, 2019

    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2007
    Messages:
    29,465
    Location:
    Reykjavík
    I'm not fan of his attitudes regarding his mistakes. Every time he made a mistake today he tried to find a team mate to yell at. Was caught too much out of line in the first half for my liking.
  13. Jan 19, 2019

    Kush Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,672
    He's the very definition of a try-hard player, every time there is a change you hear managers about him being a great professional and having a great attitude so I reckon he'll earn himself an extension.

    We do need to spend big in the summer to fix our defence though.
  14. Jan 20, 2019

    abdo99 Full Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2016
    Messages:
    8,800
    There was a great opportunity to deliver a cross beginning of second half, we had two men lining up to tap in and this guy hits the first man. So so poor.
  15. Jan 20, 2019

    BlackBen New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2018
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Ghana
    How did this guy become club captain again? He is a grown man who plays like an academy kid. He's very infuriating to watch and it sickens me watching him point fingers at his team mates for every mistake he makes. Can't cross a decent ball to save his life. Needs replacing asap and in no way should his contract be extended. This is Manchester United Football Club not Manchester United Sentimental Club. We need to become ruthless and get rid of players like him, Jones, Valencia etc. who are clearly done at this level of football.
  16. Jan 20, 2019

    Jazz Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2014
    Messages:
    16,785
    Was not a good performance from him. We are in need of a replacement. Could even be late 20s whilst we slowly develop Dalot.
    A few fans groaning around me as well. Bless his heart he really works hard but just not good enough.
  17. Jan 20, 2019

    Vfc_brato New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2018
    Messages:
    19
    Supports:
    FK Velež
    I dont understand what people see in him. Decent runs? Come on, put a U14 player and he can do those runs. Playing 1 good game from 5/6 its a disgrace for our standards.
  18. Jan 20, 2019

    Alemar Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    Perhaps, one of the main reasons for OGS to continue playing Young despite his poor form is that he is the only one able to take corners / indirect free kicks in the team.

    Well, of course there is also Mata but he rarely plays, and Mata aside, no one (from the current starting eleven) can take a corner (provided that Pogba and Rashford - those who might - are main addressee of those deliveries so are out of equoation) :(

    Maybe the key person who might save us from Young is Sanchez. Alexis definitely can take a corner, so if he plays, then Young is no longer critical...
  19. Jan 20, 2019

    yfoFC Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2017
    Messages:
    749
    Location:
    Nigeria

    When last did we score from a corner, let alone a young corner?
  20. Jan 20, 2019

    Tomuś Nani is crap, I tell you!

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2011
    Messages:
    4,362
    Location:
    Świdnik
    No problems with evaluating his performances but what's the point in constantly rabbiting he's not good enough full-back to start for us every week ? Everybody knows that, I'd wager he himself knows that. He's hardly going around the streets of Manchester saying he is I guess? He is what he is, a model pro on his last legs who tries to do what he can to help out the team in need.
  21. Jan 20, 2019

    Trizy Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2014
    Messages:
    11,293
    Can't fault Young's ability to give it his all be it on the wings or full back position. Unfortunately for us, he's bang average regardless of his efforts.
  22. Jan 20, 2019

    ravi2 Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2012
    Messages:
    8,106
    Location:
    Canada
    Young, Valencia & Jones cannot be sold soon enough. They offer little to nothing and havent for a while now
  23. Jan 20, 2019

    Loublaze ATLien

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2009
    Messages:
    14,700
    I like Young but I hope this is his last season here. We need serious upgrades
  24. Jan 20, 2019

    11101 Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2014
    Messages:
    7,819
    I don't really mind if he doesn't get forward too much or put in great crosses, as a defender his primary job is to defend. He is awful at it. Every single game he is caught out of position countless times. Again today he played a Brighton player onside at 1-0 and almost cost us the lead. He costs us so many goals.
  25. Jan 21, 2019

    Alemar Full Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2017
    Messages:
    201
    That’s another story. Still, OGS likely needs a designated corner/indirect FK specialist in the starting XI, and we don’t have any in the squad apart from Young, Mata (he rarely plays) and a duo of Pogba and Rashford (how are needed in the box to wait for these crosses).

    That’s the problem of the squad we have - and it needs to be addressed. Sanchez could indeed help in this regard, or perhaps Fred
  26. Threadmark: Arsenal 1:3 Man Utd
    Jan 25, 2019

    Revaulx Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,301
    Location:
    Saddleworth
    Excellent tonight. Showed great intelligence and tenacity.
  27. Jan 25, 2019

    Devil may care Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2010
    Messages:
    29,853
    I'd say that was his best performance in a few games, passed it well most of the time and mostly did well agaisnt Iwobi even if their goal did come down his flank.
  28. Jan 25, 2019

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2014
    Messages:
    9,495
    Location:
    Leyland
    Probably not going to be a popular opinion but I thought he was torn to pieces most of the night.
  29. Jan 25, 2019

    Sunny Jim Full Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2007
    Messages:
    26,386
    Location:
    Warsaw...that's too far away from Edinburgh...
    They overloaded left wing. Young and Herrera were defending 2 vs 3 or 4 at times. Lukaku nowhere to be seen to help out. He stayed alerted and made some important interceptions.
  30. Jan 25, 2019

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2014
    Messages:
    12,720
    Location:
    Player Performance Threads
    Huge shift on the right, he had no support. Deserves praise but something is definitely wrong on that side.
  31. Jan 25, 2019

    Kag Full Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2013
    Messages:
    14,583
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    You’re right. His positioning was dreadful and a better left back than Kolasinac may have done more damage. He’s far too narrow, at times.

    I appreciate the narrow formation makes it more difficult for a full back, but defensively he’s still piss.
  32. Jan 25, 2019

    Majima New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    319
    I thought the same too. Iwobi had him on toast. It looked like he must have fell for every shimmy out there. Not good.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2019
  33. Jan 25, 2019

    el3mel Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2016
    Messages:
    23,299
    Location:
    Egypt
    That's the right. The only downfall of Lukaku and Lingard interchanging their positions was Young was left isolated in defensive cases. I think he did what we can but any back would have struggled anyway.
  34. Jan 25, 2019

    MadDogg Full Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2002
    Messages:
    9,388
    Location:
    Manchester Utd never lose, just run out of time
    There were a few times where he struggled, but that's absolutely understandable considering it was generally he and Herrera up against three or four Arsenal players. Considering how much it was overloaded I thought he did brilliantly for most of the match, with his passing also very good. If our left attack had such little success despite consistently having an extra man (or two) against the defence, we'd be giving our attack terrible ratings.
  35. Jan 25, 2019

    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    33,907
    Location:
    This Space Is For Sale
    Exactly this. Considering how much Arsenal focused their attack down that side he did really well. Apart from the goal - which was well worked - did they create any other great chances from that side?

    Also people keep saying Iwobi had him on toast, yet I can remember a single time Iwobi actually got around him.
  36. Jan 25, 2019

    Rossa Full Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    7,778
    Location:
    Looking over my shoulder.
    He has a great engine on him. Works his socks off and puts in a helluva shift. Sometimes lacking a little in quality but not in spirit.
  37. Jan 25, 2019

    No Idea For Nickname Full Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6,227
    Location:
    Split, Croatia
    :lol:
  38. Jan 25, 2019

    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    17,417
    :lol:
  39. Jan 25, 2019

    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2014
    Messages:
    32,719
    Location:
    Birmingham
    Been at the club for 8 seasons. How time flies.
  40. Jan 26, 2019

    Sylar Full Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2007
    Messages:
    21,615
    Did a good job I thought. Do have to upgrade on that position though next season