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"Young makes goals and is capable of scoring goals as well so I think he'll be great for us. He can play left, right or centre-forward as he did do a bit for Aston Villa last season. He's a versatile player and I'm sure he'll do well for us."

- Paul Scholes
29/07/2011 10:18, Report by Adam Marshall
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Scholes backs new boys

Paul Scholes has backed United's summer recruitment drive and feels Ashley Young is particularly suited to life at Old Trafford.

The midfield man will be coaching at Carrington next term and is looking forward to helping the new faces settle into the squad. Phil Jones and David De Gea are the other additions since last season's title-winning campaign and both are also likely to make an impact.

"Ashley Young I probably know most about after seeing him in the Premier League for a few years now," he told MUTV. "He's a player ideally suited to us.

"He makes goals and is capable of scoring goals as well so I think he'll be great for us. He can play left, right or centre-forward as he did do a bit for Aston Villa last season. He's a versatile player and I'm sure he'll do well for us.

"Phil Jones broke into the Blackburn team in the last year or so and he's a quick, strong player and relatively local lad as well which will help. He's got to Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic to learn from which is great for him and he can only improve watching these players. He can also play in central midfield and it's nice to have that option as well.

"David De Gea, although he's a young lad, has got quite a lot of experience with Atletico Madrid. They're a big club with big crowds every week.

"We'll just have to see how he gets on. Edwin [van der Sar] is obviously going to be missed as he was such a big presence in goal but I'm sure Eric Steele and the manager think they've got the right man and I hope they have."

One thing Scholes isn't pining for after his retirement is the pre-season tours.

"It's weird, I haven't missed it," he explained. "I hated pre-season tours anyway. It's been nice sat at home. Spending five or six days in America is alright but three weeks there is something I definitely don't miss."

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