Ashley Young pushing for long-term contract at Manchester United – report

by Leo Nieboer

Ashley Young is keen on opening talks with Manchester United over a new long-term deal after making a strong start to the 2017/18 campaign, according to reports.

The Englishman, who only made 12 Premier League appearances last season, has imposed himself as Jose Mourinho‘s first choice left-back since recovering from a groin problem in September.

He has made 13 appearances in all competitions so far, including 11 consecutive Premier League starts, and has claimed two goals and three assists.

And according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Man United are keen to activate a clause on his existing contract which enables him to remain at the club for another year, but the 32-year-old wants to capitalise on his recent rise to prominence at Old Trafford and bring talks over a new three year deal forward.

However, the club has a policy which rules that players over the age of 30 only receive one-year rolling contracts. This is what Michael Carrick has done for the last two seasons, but Young appears reluctant to agree with this settlement.

The same issue has emerged with Marouane Fellaini, who rejected an offer tabled by the club in September and will be able to speak with other clubs about a potential free transfer next month.

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