Manchester United alumnus Roy Keane has given a damning verdict on current player Ashley Young who, after a series of squandered opportunities and a seemingly low work-ethic throughout the match against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, December 10 at Old Trafford, is cited as a man 'just not good enough' to be on the roster available to manager David Moyes.
A pundit on ITV who broadcast United's final Champions League group match, Keane said: 'You can defend players for making mistakes but you cannot defend players for not tackling and not getting close to people.'
Young's statistics for the match do not make good reading for Moyes and back up Keane's sentiments. He initiated no tackles, attempted no interceptions and engaged in no duels. Of his three attempts on goal, not one hit the target.
Keane continued: '[United] had a couple of good chances through Ashley Young towards the end of the first half. He should certainly hit the target.'
Valued at £17.5m by transfermarkt.co.uk, Young has been linked with an exit from Stretford and, while The Mirror amongst others have claimed that Moyes may offload the Englishman in the upcoming transfer window, there have been few published admirers linked.
Keane concluded: 'I think it sums up his time at Man United, just not good enough.'
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