Reports in The Times that Ashley Young could be named as Manchester United club captain have not gone down well.
Young ended the season in poor form, and at 33 is a player United need to move on, not give more responsibility.
The only hope, if this did happen, is if this is merely a ceremonial role like Antonio Valencia was club captain this season.
If Solskjaer has plans to make Young a regular at right-back next season, we might as well all give up now.
The promising piece of news on the horizon is United’s continuing interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

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The Mirror reported last night United are hoping to reach agreement with Crystal Palace, who want £50 million for Wan-Bissaka.
£50 million suddenly looks like an absolute bargain if it means we don’t have to see Young at right-back each week. Just pay it, and be done with it.
For some reason Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Young to giving Diogo Dalot chances, so Wan-Bissaka is our best chance at this point.

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The problem with Young is not just that his performances are poor, it’s what he represents. His presence in the first team is a symptom of United’s decline. Making him captain would be like a bad joke at our expense.
Having been presented with the option with Young as our captain, hinting he could play a regular role, paying up for Wan-Bissaka looks even more essential, to keep the veteran out of the side.

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