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Reo-Coker says ex-Villa pal Young can fill Ronaldo void at Man Utd

Nigel Reo-Coker is happy for ex-Aston Villa teammate Ashley Young over his move to Manchester United. He thinks Young can fill the void left by Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Real Madrid for a world-record £80m in July 2009.

Reo-Coker said: "Ashley truly deserves it, as he created a lot of chances for Villa.

"He was very popular with the Villa fans and he served them well. I'm sure Ashley can live up to expectations and deliver for the United fans, who will love him.

"People have said United are lacking a bit of flair and creativity, since Ronaldo left.

"I think that is something he will definitely add to Manchester United. He has great vision and I am sure he will create a lot of goals for them, as well as scoring himself.

"I don't think you can say Ashley will replace Ronaldo, as Ashley is going to be Ashley Young.

"But they are similar players in certain aspects.

"Ashley can create and score and can also contribute to the defensive side of the game. But I believe he has been taken there more for his creative aspects to bring in that extra bit of flair."

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