Manchester United Set to Bid for £21m Rated Wing Wonder

Sir Alex lines up Ronaldo replacement #17!

The Rumour

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Manchester United are being linked with Aston Villa winger Ashley Young.

The Mirror says the 23-year-old is known to be unsettled at Villa Park following the sale of the club’s prize asset Gareth Barry.

Chelsea are keen on his services as are Manchester United

The Source: (Daily Mirror as reported on

The Analysis

It would be fair to say that the left side of the midfield could be considered a weak area in an otherwise extremely strong Man United squad. With Cristiano Ronaldo making his long expected move to Real Madrid and with Ryan Giggs getting older and being a less of an out and out winger and given Nani’s inability to really prove his worth at the club and Zoran Toši? not quite ready for the step up, a move for Ashley Young seems like a step in the right direction.

The Aston Villa man is being courted by many top Premier League sides and if the England man’s head is turned by such speculation then Martin O’Neill may have a struggle on his hands to keep the former Watford man at the club.

When he arrived from Vicarage Road many thought the £9.75m fee was inflated but over the past two and half years many have been proven wrong. The winger may decide that the best way to cement his place in the England international set-up prior to the forthcoming World Cup is to make the move to the likes of United, Chelsea, Man City or even Spurs and I think it would be a brave man who bets against him leaving Villa Park this summer.

The Likelihood

Young to Man United: If Sir Alex does indeed make a bid then I think he will leave.

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