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Let's turn our attention to Ashley Young's perspective.
He's a player that dreams of playing for England at the next World Cup—will going to United hamper his career by not allowing him to get enough playing time to be selected? Capello snubbed the winger at last year's World Cup, and he could, in fact, do it again.
There is no doubting that Young has the ability to be a key member of the English squad, considering he does have a few caps, but would it have been better for him to go play for say, Chelsea, Man City, or even the club that also wanted him, Liverpool?
He would be an instant starter for any of those clubs because those teams have excellent center midfields, but lack on the wings.
On the other hand, United has the best wingers in the Premier League, and it's safe to say that there's not much room for him to start unless United plan on selling Nani, which would be nonsense in my view since he is vital to United and is also younger than Young.