MANCHESTER (Sporting Alert) — Despite scoring a brilliant goal in the English League Cup win at Stoke City on Wednesday night, Ashley Young has been warned that he could still be sold in the January transfer window.
Young scored his first goal in 36 games for Manchester United in their 2-0 win over Stoke in the League Cup quarterfinal on his way to putting in a man of the match shift for David Moyes’ side.
However, despite praising the England international for his performance, Moyes told him he must carry on scoring if he is to win back his place in the team.
“Young has showed he can come in and he can make an impact and score us some goals and I need that,” Moyes said.
The likes of first picks Antonio Valencia and Adnan Januzaj, as well as Danny Welbeck, Nani and Wilfried Zaha are all battling for wide positions.
“We have got a lot of competition in wide areas at Manchester United, a lot of players we can select from, so you need to score and you need to play well if you want to get regular outings,” he said.
“He has got to keep stepping up like he did tonight. What I have noticed is when you come to Manchester United, and you are playing in the team, you have got to show it when you get your moments and opportunities and I thought he showed that tonight”
He added: “Ashley had two big chances against Shakhtar [Donetsk] and he has got the ability to score and he is a good goalscorer: we see that in training.
“He needed the goal for himself. We want a lot of goals around the team and it was great he could get one.”