Man Utd star Young delighted with England scoring form

Manchester United star Ashley Young is delighted with his goal scoring form for England.

Manchester United star Ashley Young is delighted with his goal scoring form for England.

Young is set to start Monday's Group D opener against France in Wayne Rooney's usual position just off the central striker, with his Manchester United team-mate serving a two-match ban.

Rooney has long been regarded as England's talisman but Young is fast assuming a similar mantle having scored five goals in his last seven internationals and having a hand in more than half of England's last 20 goals.

"I am feeling confident on the back of a few goals and assists," Young said.

"There has been a lot talked about what I have to do in that role just off the striker.

"A lot of emphasis has been put on me. I thrive on the pressure. I enjoy it.

"It is an opportunity to run at defenders. That is what I am there to do. There is no better feeling when I do that."

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