Ashley Young keen to sign new contract at Manchester United this summer – report

by Leo Nieboer

Ashley Young wants to extend his future at Manchester United beyond this season after asserting himself in the starting XI under Jose Mourinho, according to reports.

The 32-year-old, having made only 12 Premier League appearances last season, received plenty of interest over the summer but ultimately remained at the club.

He has since impressed Mourinho with disciplined displays at left-back, starting 17 of Man United’s 24 Premier League games so far this term.

His contract runs out over the summer but Young, according to M.E.N‘s Samuel Luckhurst, wants to extend his future at the club.

Young is one of a few players currently in the last year of his contract at Old Trafford: Daley Blind, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini are among the others who could leave for free in June, but Mourinho has stated beforehand that he won’t allow any players depart for nothing in the summer.

The Englishman turns 33 in July but there haven’t been many signs this season to suggest he is starting to wind down. His performances at left-back have been combative, and you can tell Mourinho values his presence in the dressing room as well as on the pitch.

Supporters will hope to see Young’s time at Old Trafford continue but Mourinho nonetheless ought to keep an eye towards the future by adding reinforcements to that area as well.


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