What Ashley Young said to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Man Utd training

Manchester United star Ashley Young has transformed himself into a reliable full-back over the past couple of seasons.

The England international largely featured at left wing-back under Jose Mourinho last campaign before recently featuring on the right under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Yet Young has revealed he still pesters Solskjaer to play him further up the pitch in the attacking role he played when he joined United from Aston Villa way back in 2011.

The 33-year-old found the back of the net late on in their midweek success over Crystal Palace – the 18th goal of his United career – and hopes he can get a chance to play further up the field in the future.

Young got on the scoresheet against Crystal Palace in midweek

“I still see myself as a winger,” he told United Review .

“I still say to Ole in training: ‘I’m a winger or a no.10!’.

“We played young v old in training the other day and the older ones won, and I was right midfield for that, so maybe Ole might put me there!

“As I’ve said before, you’ve got to adapt nowadays.

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“Different managers play different systems and you’ve got to be able to play in different positions.

“I’ve got a decent footballing brain, so I can switch positions as long as my legs keep getting me up and down the pitch.

“I feel as fit as any of the young boys who are out there and I’ll continue to give 100 per cent.”

There was talk Young could have been utilised in a front three in midweek given United’s injury crisis, but promising youngster Diogo Dalot was preferred in the role as they claimed a 3-1 win.

Young is again set to line-up defensively as the Red Devils host Southampton in a crucial game on Saturday in a bid to strengthen their top four hopes.

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