With captain Wayne Rooney out of Manchester United’s Champions League group-stage opener with PSV Eindhoven (via Metro), Ashley Young has claimed that he is more than capable of spearheading the Red Devils’ attack if required, the Metro report.
“If the manager wants me to play there, then yes, of course I would,” he said.
“I can play in lots of positions and I have done that under the manager, whether it is upfront or in midfield,” he added.
If Louis van Gaal decides that Anthony Martial and James Wilson are not ready for the clash in the Netherlands, then he will have to turn to one of the other men in his squad to fill in as a makeshift front man.
The 30-year-old has enjoyed his best run since his move to Old Trafford, in recent times, especially in the latter stages of last season, and while he has only started once during this campaign, he is likely to still have that confidence.
Nevertheless, while his credentials as a striker are yet to be extensively tested, he has hardly been prolific since he left Aston Villa in 2011, with just ten goals in 94 Premier League appearances for United.
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