Our ever-improving full-back has been outstanding recently and will need to be at his best when he faces rampaging Ray Parlour in a key battle at Old Trafford.
The 21-year-old stated: “It’s a massive game, the biggest I’ll be involved with so far. It would always be huge because it’s Tottenham-Arsenal but the fact it’s a semi-final adds to it again. And I’d love to play in the final.”
Luke had a good look at the opposition last weekend at Highbury and took heart from our performance with six players, including himself, aged 21 or under in the starting line-up.
“We did really well for 70 minutes and they couldn’t really break us down,” he reflected. “They had a couple of half-chances but didn’t put them away. When they finally got the goal they relaxed and started to play more football.
“They have a really strong squad and the players they leave on the bench are probably all internationals.
“It was always going to be a tough game. You have played like Kanu who can come on and do what he did.
“But I’m sure we’ll have a few experienced players back for this one and that can only be good for us.”
As for his own form, he added modestly: “My own form isn’t too bad. I’m still out of position but as long as I play I don’t really mind. I’m normally on the right side of the defence but it’s gone all right this season. I’m enjoying my football.”
Luke Young took a moment, looked to the sky and admitted, not surprisingly: “This is the biggest game of my life.”