Over the years several players have played for England even though they have been deemed not good enough for their club side.
Most international managers, certainly of the better footballing nations, will not play a player who isn't in his club side.
England will invariably blame the influx of foreign players restricting the amount of young English players coming through the ranks.
This may be true to an extent but Spain also has a large influx of foreign players, mainly South American, and they are still the best team in world football. Belgium has managed to produce an outstanding team without complaining that there are "not enough good Belgian players around".
Back to my point. The 20 minutes Ashley Young played for England against Ukraine were awful.
His first two touches were passes straight to the opposition and then he ran around like a headless chicken for the remainder of the game.
Yes he has just come back from injury, so why was he selected for such an important game?
The same question could be asked of David Moyes for the Liverpool game.If anything Young, at present anyway, is an average Championship level player and should be loaned to a club in that division sooner rather than later.
Let him make his mistakes and regain fitness while playing for somebody else.United still have Valencia, Nani, Zaha and even Evra, who thinks he is a winger, to pick from, all of whom have greater quality than Young.
Do you agree? Should Young be moved on by United or does he have something positive to contribute?
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