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This incredible World Cup fact suggests Ashley Young’s name is very misleading

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Not so young after all…

Manchester United and England footballer, Ashley Young (John Walton/EMPICS Sport)

He’s not the most experienced footballer in terms of caps, but Ashley Young is the oldest in Gareth Southgate’s 2018 World Cup squad.

The 32-year-old has enjoyed a strong season at Manchester United, but as one statistics expert from Opta pointed out, his surname is now rather misleading.

Here’s Choi Young-il playing against the Netherlands at the 1998 World Cup for South Korea.

Choi Young-il at the 1998 World Cup
(Matthew Ashton/EMPICS Sport)

Meanwhile, Trent Alexander-Arnold is just 19 years old and has made it into the England squad.

Furthermore, should England reach the semi-finals Young will have turned 33 just a day or two beforehand. More like Ashley not-so Young…

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