Ashley Young names James Milner as fittest player played against

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Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young has named Liverpool ace James Milner as the fittest player he has played with and against, reports the club's official site.

Young and Milner have featured alongside each other on many occasions for club and country over the last decade. Previously starring at Aston Villa, both players formed a fine relationship as The Villans enjoyed some success in the late 2000s. 

The midfielders have also linked up on the international stage for England and it appears that Milner has left a lasting impression on the Manchester United man. 


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Red Devils fans may not care too much for Young's comments, but you can't really argue with the midfielder's verdict on the Liverpool ace. 

The statistics certainly back up Young's claim. In fact, earlier on in the campaign, Sky Sports revealed that Milner had clocked up 46.48 miles in the Reds' opening six Premier League fixtures of the season. Not bad going. 

Milner impact 

The 29-year-old has always been a willing runner but has he been good enough on the pitch for the Merseyside outfit this season?

In truth, the versatile ace has flattered to deceive. In 11 Premier League games, Milner has only found the back of the net on one occasion. The club's vice-captain has never been a prolific scorer, however, but he has always given a great deal in other areas of the pitch. 

Milner has continued to contribute throughout the course of the season, but he's yet to really hit his best form at Anfield. 

Liverpool fans: what have you made of Milner this season? Have your say below! 

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