Ashley Young Will Only Remain At Old Trafford On One Condition

Jose Mourinho and Ashley Young.

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Ashley Young will need to endure a pay cut if he is to remain at Manchester United this season, reports suggest.

The Englishman has just a year left to run on his current deal at Old Trafford, and although United do have the option of extending the contract for a further year, any new deal is likely to see Young take a wage cut.

United have a policy of reducing wage expenses on players once they reach the age of 30. Young is 32 at the moment, and would have to comply with the policy if he wants to extend his career with the Red Devils.

The winger-cum-left-back is currently on £130,000-per-week, and would have to take a significant drop.

Mourinho is understood to be fond of the player, and considers him a good squad player and a reliable and experienced option to call on. The wide-man’s absence due to a long-term injury was a big loss for the United boss, and his return has seen him start two games in a row ahead of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian, and Luke Shaw.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.

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According to Club Call, a ‘compromise agreement’ is in place, and it could see Young cover his losses with bonuses and add-ons based on the number of appearances.

If these reports are true, it is likely that the former Aston Villa man will agree to the terms and stay at the club for another year. Mourinho, at least, will certainly hope so.

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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