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Ashley Young claims he can play up front for Manchester United

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Manchester United ace Ashley Young has insisted that he could star in attack for the club this season. 

As reported by The Sun, the former Aston Villa man claims he can play in a number of positions, hinting that he's ready to slot into the forward spot under the Louis van Gaal regime. 

With club captain Wayne Rooney currently out on the sidelines, the United boss has a lack of options up front, but it's far from certain as to whether the Dutchman would turn to Young to lead his line.

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With the versatile midfielder having only scored 13 goals in 120 appearances for United, it would certainly come as a surprise if he moved up top anytime soon.

However, Young would seemingly be up for the challenge, as he stated: “If the manager wants me to play there, then yes, of course I would.

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“I can play in lots of positions and I have done that under the manager, whether it’s up front or in midfield. Hopefully I can play there (through the middle), but it’s up to the manager and he has to make those decisions.”

And Young claims that Van Gaal is aware that he can play up front. He continued by saying: “I think he does. He has said it to me before, but it is down to him. He has that headache of picking the team, so rather him than me!”

Fine form

Let's be honest, Young isn't the man to solve Manchester United's issues in attack, but he certainly has a key role to play for the club this season. 

Of course, the 30-year-old was one of the surprise packages of the 2014/15 campaign, so he will be hoping to prove his credentials once again for the club in the immediate future. 

Young certainly enjoyed himself in the second half against Liverpool this past weekend, and must continue to express himself in Manchester. Perhaps, though, he should stick to playing out wide. 

Manchester United fans: Is Young good enough to play up front? Have your say below! 

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