Transfers: Ashley Young
25-year-old winger, Ashley Young, has apparently agreed on personal terms and signed a £15m transfer from Aston Villa to Manchester United. (Transfer supposedly to be complete in 7 days.) With Valencia, Nani, Giggs and Park Ji-Sung all fit and in good form – many fans have been questioning why and even how we could use him to improve our squad. There are several great qualities with Young, but the one we need the most is set-pieces. When in form, Ashley Young has been known to score quite a few beautiful free kicks and can also deliver great balls from a corner – something we’ve been lacking ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Real Madrid.
In truth, the only good first time crosser we have on the wing is Valencia. Also, injuries are a huge part of the game these days – not to mention players going from good form to downright awful. To have a quality player on the bench, would be a huge boost for United and truthfully a bargain.
When it comes to set-pieces, such as free kicks and corners, think back to the Beckham days. He could deliver a ball into the box like no one else – often crossing it to Scholes, often standing outside the box waiting for a chance, and Scholes would score an absolute screamer.
When David Beckham went off to Madrid, after a falling out with Sir Alex, we brought Cristiano Ronaldo in. Of course, he wasn’t the worldwide superstar he is now, but was a fairly good player. Over the years he developed great crossing abilities, had a great strike rate and more importantly – could score a free kick from 40 yards out. Then, he also left for Real Madrid – a transfer record-breaking fee – to complete his boyhood dream of playing in the Madrid strip.
Aside from the occasional Nani or Rooney free kick, we’ve not been able to do what Cristiano and Becks could do – and that truly has cost us league titles, European Cup titles, FA Cups, and even the League Cup. Ashley Young’s crossing abilities and fairly good free kicks would strengthen our squad immensely and could help us to win the treble next season – even though Neville, Scholes and Van der Sar have retired.
Posted on June 10, 2011, in Brittany Young, Ex-Players, First Team, Other, Rambles, Transfers and tagged ashley young, Aston Villa, corners, Cristiano Ronaldo, david beckham, free kicks, Manchester United, set pieces, transfers. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.