Manchester United star Ashley Young has revealed that he is ready to return to a left-back role given the long-term injury to Luke Shaw, according to reports from the Express.
Shaw is expected to be out of action for six to nine months after suffering a double fracture to his right-leg during the Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven.
Young is one of the choices capable of filling the void on the left side, with midfielder Daley Blind now preferred as a centre-back.
He admitted that he is very open to being played at left-back given his past experience and versatility as he promised to give it his all despite his position.
“I’m a versatile player who can play there as well as on the wing,” he said.
“I played there during the week in the cup and if the manager calls upon me to play there again I’ll go out there and give 110 per cent as I always do.
“I feel comfortable at left-back and playing wing-back. It’s a different role for me compared to left wing or left midfield, there’s more of the defensive side to think about but I’m capable of doing that.”
However, manager Louis van Gaal decided to revert summer signing Matteo Darmian into a left-back during the previous 3-0 win over Sunderland, with Antonio Valencia filling in at right-back.
Apart from the mentioned players, Argentina international Marcos Rojo is also capable of the role, but was ruled out against the Black Cats through injury.