Monday 11 December 2017

Ashley Young: Louis van Gaal saying I'm 'no Neymar' doesn't bother me

Manchester United

Ashley Young
Ashley Young

Manchester United winger Ashley Young shrugged off manager Louis van Gaal's clumsy and unfavourable comparison of him with Neymar this summer.

While on the club's pre-season tour of the United States, the Dutchman - in trying to stress the need for a major signing - said: "You can expect things from Ashley Young. He had a fantastic season. But he is not a Neymar."

It was not meant as a slight on the England international and he did not take it as one.

"I wasn't bothered," said the 30-year, who highlighted as much by signing a new contract in August. "The manager knows what I am capable of and that is why he has used me.

"I am always looking to attack in the position I am. I am one of those players who is creative on the ball and wants to attack.

"When you are called upon as a winger you want to create chances and get shots off and hopefully I am doing that. I am glad I am not the manager who has to pick the team."

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