Watching Ashley Young running around like a headless chicken on a mission for Manchester United at the weekend, leaves you to wonder what Wilfired Zaha did so badly that he didn’t even get a sniff of first team action, before he left for Cardiff.
Ashley Young is, quite simply, one of the worst Manchester United players that I have ever seen. He’s up there with Peter Davenport, Ralph Milne and Alan Smith.
It amazes us that Moyes still hasn’t worked out that Ashley Young is only ever decent when he’s playing at Old Trafford against a minnow. Yet, every time Young does have one such decent performance at home, Moyes decides that Young is going to be a world-beater and selects him for must win away games against solid opponents. It’s incredible how many times this extremely limited winger has been given a stay of execution based on one shot to nothing that goes in the net every 6 months.
Then you cast your eye to South Wales to see Wilfried Zaha give a match winning cameo on his debut for Cardiff. The youngster has superb pace, mobility and dribbling skills. Unlike Young, he puts opponents on the back foot with his menace and desire to take on his man. He stretches and troubles defenders in a way that Young never has and never will.
Zaha may lack finesse at this point but we would have given him 20 games this season had we been running Manchester United. We have opined for months that Zaha should be given a game – some time to show what he can do. But Moyes has stuck with the limited under-performers who will never carry Manchester United to a successful future.
Zaha seems to have been ousted before he even got a chance, despite Manchester United’s wingers being appalling this season. Manchester United have a paucity of quality out wide yet the expensive and untried Zaha is shipped out to Cardiff to dazzle the locals. When is David Moyes actually going to get a big decision right?
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