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Watch: Ashley Young Returns In Style With Fine Assist For Marouane Fellaini

Manchester United's English midfielder Ashley Young (R) prepares to cross the ball during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and Manchester United at Liberty Stadium in Swansea, South Wales on December 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ?live? services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

It’s been a great return to action for Ashley Young in his first game back since May 11 earlier this year.

The 32-year-old made his return to the fold at right-back ahead of the rested Antonio Valencia against Basel in the Champions League at Old Trafford. His place in the starting eleven caused some consternation amongst fans, but he has repaid his manager’s faith in fine fashion.

As one of the only remainders from the days of Sir Alex Ferguson, Young tapped into his days as an attacking winger, a position wherein he made his name, in firing a sumptuous cross to Marouane Fellaini in the 35th minute.

The Englishman wrong-footed the Basel defender, allowing him to find his Belgian teammate in the six yard box like the halcyon days of Louis van Gaal’s reign.

The goal was timely for the Red Devils, given that Paul Pogba limped off with what appeared to be a hamstring injury, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s two missed sitters. United lead 1-0 at half time.

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