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Neymar comments do not stick as Young looks to compete for Man Utd position

Ashley Young is not concerned by Louis van Gaal's comments indicating that he is not as good as Neymar.


Van Gaal is not a man who is afraid to say exactly what he thinks and the Dutchman in his typical bizarre fashion stated during United's pre-season tour of the United States that winger Young does not have the qualities as such players as Barcelona's Neymar.

Many felt that such comments from van Gaal would have undermined Young's position at United but the Englishman was not too affected and has insisted that being offered a new contract is a sign of the manager's faith in his abilities.

Young said: "I wasn't bothered. I was delighted to sign the contract. I am at the best club in the world. Obviously players come in and there is competition. The manager wants competition and he wants to rotate. I have had that competition throughout my career.

"We have fantastic players here. I said at the start of the season we have fantastic competition. Everybody wants to play but we all have to keep each other on their toes. I will look to give 100 per cent when I am called upon.

"The manager knows what I am capable of and that is why he has used me in games. I know my ability. I am always looking to attack in the position I am. I am one of those players who is creative on the ball and wants to attack. Whenever I am called upon I will go out and do that.

"When you are called upon as a winger you want to create chances and get shots off and hopefully I am doing that. Every player is there to do a job. I am just glad I am not the manager who has to pick the team. He has that headache."

Sarad Bade Shrestha
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