There’s currently an ongoing debate over who is faster, Theo Walcott or Hector Bellerin. Ashley Young is the latest player to weigh in on the discussion, and seems to think Walcott is the faster of the two.
Speaking to Manchester United’s official website, Young was discussing the best players he’d played both with and against during his career. He was asked who the fastest players he’d played with and against were, and in both instances he claimed it was Theo Walcott – for England and Arsenal respectively.
Having played against Bellerin earlier this season – and being well and truly given the runaround by the Spaniard as well – Young is obviously in a position to judge the pair. He has far more experience of playing with and against Walcott than the young right-back though, so his opinion may be a little skewed.
The stats are currently in Bellerin’s favour (via the Daily Mail), but it’s certainly a tight run thing. There has been just a fraction of a second between the two in the past, although with Walcott’s injury issues recently that may have changed.
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Both players are absolutely rapid, and all that really matters is that the duo are using their speed for good rather than evil.