Date:8th August 2011 at 11:38am
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Yesterday’s Community Shield may have offered an insight into United’s future as the young and fresh faces in the team dominated Man City to comeback and win 3-2.

There were a lot of impressive performances yesterday with Cleverley, Welbeck, Nani and Smalling all receiving praise but an Arsenal legend has hailed one of the debutants and the part he played in yesterday’s win.

Ashley Young’s move to United was initially met with scepticism from some but he has shown in preseason that he can be every part a United player and Arsenal’s Martin Keown agrees.

Speaking in the Daily Mail the Arsenal defender lauded Young stating,

“Ashley Young impressed me and looked like he had been playing in that United team for months, not making his debut.

“He showed the ball to Micah Richards a bit too much on occasions but he looks such an improved player.

“He is composed in possession, uses the ball well and should thrive on the bigger stage.”

Young is definitely getting into his groove and as we continue to see, his delivery can and will cause problems. He will get a fair number of assists and his goal scoring isn’t bad either and I agree he may improve and thrive here at United.