Ashley Young
Manchester United winger Ashley Young was skipper Wayne Rooney's choice for Players' Player of the Year Getty

Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney has admitted that he did not vote for David de Gea, who won the Matt Busby Player of the Year and the Players' Player of the Year (POTY) awards at the season ending function on Tuesday, 19 May.

The Spanish goalkeeper has been impressive for the Red Devils this season, and has at times singlehandedly won them points, which helped them maintain their challenge for a place in the top four, which they confirmed earlier in the month.

Rooney, on the other hand, has now revealed that he voted for Ashley Young rather than the former Atletico Madrid keeper, since he believes that the English winger has had a fantastic season after struggling during the last campaign under former manager David Moyes.

Young's United future was in doubt following the arrival of Angel Di Maria in the summer, but the Englishman has impressed manager Louis van Gaal and is currently ahead of the Argentinean in the pecking order.

The former Aston Villa winger has been deployed by the manager in various positions and Young's work-rate and performances on the pitch, have garnered him immense praise from the Dutchman, who labeled him the perfect player for a coach.

Rooney believes that Young's performances merit an England call up and is confident that it will arrive sooner rather than later.

"I voted for Ashley Young. I'm sure he is [on the verge of an England recall]. He had a difficult season last year, he didn't play much, and I know he found that tough," Rooney said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"He had a bit of stick from the fans, but he's come back, turned that around and been incredible this year, that's why I voted for him," the United forward added.