- Manchester United’s Ashley Young will make England’s World Cup squad
- Gareth Southgate has been impressed with his form at left back this season
- Young could be first choice with Danny Rose out of favour at Tottenham
Manchester United star Ashley Young’s resurgence is set to culminate with a place in Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad.
The former Aston Villa winger has enjoyed a fine season at Old Trafford, impressing in the unfamiliar role of left back.
And his transition from winger to defender has caught the eye of Southgate this season.
Ashley Young has had an impressive transformation into left back at Man United
Young was handed an international recall for November’s friendlies against Germany and Brazil – four years after his previous England call-up.
And Sportsmail understands Young, who is expected to keep his place in the squad for the games against Holland and Italy later this month, is close to cementing his place in Southgate’s party for Russia 2018 this summer.
Young’s emergence as a genuine contender to play left back for England this summer applies pressure on Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand ahead of the World Cup.
Rose is not playing as regularly as he would like at Tottenham, manager Mauricio Pochettino preferring Ben Davies for much of the season.
Bertrand is playing regularly but is in relegation dogfight with Southampton.
Young could be first choice with Danny Rose lacking games and Ryan Bertrand facing the drop
Author: Nancy Parker
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