Ashley Young assist goal on Inter debut

Ashley Young’s previous league assist was against Fulham on 8 December 2018

Ashley Young assisted a goal on his Inter Milan debut as they were held by Cagliari.

The 34-year-old former England international joined Serie A’s second-placed team for £1.28m from Manchester United last week.

Playing for Antonio Conte’s Inter at right wing-back, he crossed for Lautaro Martinez to head in their opener.

But Radja Nainggolan, on loan from Inter, equalised against his parent club with a long-range deflected shot.

Goalscorer Martinez was sent off in injury time for two quick-fire bookings, the second for dissent.

Young, the first Englishman to play for Inter since Paul Ince in 1997, has now managed more assists in Serie A than the Premier League in the past year.

He failed to set up a league goal in his final 31 appearances for United – a run going back to December 2018.

Inter are three points behind Juventus, who lost 2-1 to Napoli later on Sunday.

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