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Is Ashley Young Turning His Season Around for Manchester United?

Stew Milne – USA TODAY Sports

Manchester United had another convincing display against West Ham United at Old Trafford and notched their fourth straight win in all competitions.

Players like Adnan Januzaj and Danny Welbeck seem to be playing very well as of late. In fact, both scored today against The Hammers, and the team as a whole played very well on the attacking side of the ball to earn a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

One player that has been making headlines, however, is winger Ashley Young due to his stellar displays in recent weeks.

The former Aston Villa star has been heavily criticized this year due to his sloppy displays for The Red Devils, but the injuries to Robin van Persie and Nani put some pressure on Young’s shoulders to be a constant threat on the right flank, a load he has been able to carry with no issues.

The England international already produced against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup this past Wednesday, scoring a screamer from outside the box and assisting on Patrice Evra’s goal. He was rewarded with a starting spot against West Ham today and he delivered, scoring the third – and final – goal of the contest for The Red Devils.

Ashley Young has been harshly criticized by experts and pundits, and there are a few that usually ask for his exit of Old Trafford during the January transfer window. David Moyes, however, seems to trust the winger in this part of the season, and if he continues to produce he might end up being a key player for the team down the stretch.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google