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Familiar foe for Kyle

Posted on 22 August 2011  - 12:00

Kyle Walker will put his friendship with Ashley Young on hold for 90 minutes at Old Trafford tonight.

Kyle Walker will put his friendship with Ashley Young on hold for 90 minutes at Old Trafford tonight.

The pair were team-mates for the second half of last season as Kyle enjoyed a successful loan spell at Aston Villa.

They will now come face-to-face after Young’s switch to United in the summer and Kyle’s return to Spurs, where he’s now trying to cement his place as first-choice right-back.

“Me and Ash, we still have a bit of banter on the phone,” smiled Kyle, who impressed in our season-opener at Hearts on Thursday night.

“I'll just play it as a normal game. Ash is a friend but when I cross the white line it is a football match and I am here to do a job.

“We get on really well, we had a good understanding at Villa and we still talk off the pitch which is nice but as I said we will treat it like a normal game and I look forward to coming up against him.

“Going to Old Trafford is always a difficult test but the lads are more than up for the occasion. We’re full of confidence and hopefully we can get a result.”