Ashley Young has put pen to paper on a fresh three-year deal with Manchester United, fuelling the fire of rumours that the English winger will replace Angel Di Maria in Louis van Gaal’s team.
“To be able to continue to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family,” Young told manutd.com.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 7, 2015
Young, 30, enjoyed a surprisingly impressive season last year, scoring two goals and making five in twenty-three appearances as he appeared at left-wing back, full back, and in his preferred position on the wing.
His manager was more than happy to have the former Watford and Aston Villa star remain at Old Trafford, when speaking manutd.com.
“We are delighted that Ashley has signed a new contract. Ashley is a very multi-functional player. He took to the wing-back position with great confidence and flourished on the wing throughout last season. Ashley is always very professional and has a great presence in the dressing room.”
Most fans were also pleased to see Young stay for the foreseeable future after praising the player’s performance over Di Maria’s efforts in the the United team.
— Colin Millar (@Millar_Colin) August 7, 2015
If the move for Barcelona’s Pedro does not happen, it seems likely that Young will take Di Maria’s place in the team, in an attacking line-up alongside Wayne Rooney and Memphis Depay.
The deal also includes the option of an additional year.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena