Impressed with the showings in his debut season, former Manchester United winger Jesper Blomqvist believes now is the time for Ashley Young to further improve and push on to the next level.
The Swede was part of the United side that won the European Cup in 1999 and has been impressed with Young’s ability to perform as an inverted winger but in his second season wants to see more from the England international.
Injuries have hampered his progress this term but back and getting games under his belt, Young can hopefully push on and show some of his better form.
Speaking to the ManUtd.Com, Blomqvist said:
“Ashley’s a different kind of winger to what I was.
“He’s a right-footer playing on the left and that’s not easy. I tried to play on the right a few times and always found it difficult. I never felt at home there.
“Ashley doesn’t dribble past people on the outside as much as I used to but I think that’s because he’s playing on the opposite wing, which forces you to play a different style.
“I like him, though. He did well last season and now it’s time for him to push on take the next step.
“Valencia, for example, keeps growing and growing – he seems to get stronger every time I see him. You can see he’s improved a lot and developed his game since he arrived at the club.”