The evolution of evergreen Ashley Young
Seven years have passed since the day he signed on the dotted line, and the man named Young is now the oldest player at Manchester United.
“They said I was too small,“ remembered Young, of his early days at his boyhood club, Watford. At 16, they told him he would not receive a YTS contract.
“For the last couple of seasons, there have been lots of injuries, lots of doubts, lots of question marks about his future at the highest level,”recalled Jose.
“I think he’s better now than he was two years ago,”admitted Mourinho.
“That’s the way I see things and, next year again, he will be an important member of our squad. If he’s now on 200 [United appearances], I hope, next season, he goes into the 250s.”