Manchester United reject January move for Ashley Young – report

by Leo Nieboer

Manchester United will reject any late bids for Ashley Young this January, according to reports.

The Englishman has only made two Premier League starts this season – against Liverpool and Swansea City – and eight appearances in all competitions.

It has been reported throughout the season that several Premier League clubs had expressed an interest in securing Young’s signature during the January transfer period.

But according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, Man United will reject any offer made for Young over the next week.

It is clear that Young, in spite of his relative anonymity this season, forms an integral aspect of Mourinho’s set-up at Old Trafford. He has been chosen on occasions that demand a mixture of athleticism and experience on the left hand side, with the 0-0 draw at Anfield serving as a potent example of Young’s importance to the 54-year-old.

He is, of course, not necessarily an ideal first choice left-back option, with Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Luke Shaw boasting more experience in that area. And with the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard all vying for a spot on the left hand side, Young will tend to feature on occasions that demand a greater level of composure and discipline on the flank.

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