Ashley Young has snubbed all speculation concerning his possible move away from Old Trafford.
The 32-year-old had almost become a forgotten name last season by appearing just three times in three months from November. However, it seems as if the Englishman has managed his way back into Mourinho’s first team, following his appearance in his favoured winger role against Liverpool on Saturday.
Furthermore, he has now disclosed that he is untroubled with his career at Old Trafford. The England international was linked with a move to the Far-East last season, but had apparently chosen to stay, despite getting less match time at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Portuguese tactician has tried Luke Shaw, Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and Marcos Rojo on the left-back position, however, he is now convinced that Young is the most suitable player he currently has at his disposal for operating on the flank.
Although the former Aston Villa winger benefited because of the lack of options the gaffer experienced, he is expected to use this opportunity to earn back his lost reputation.
Ahead of the Champions League fixture against Benfica, the wide-man stated: “Wherever the manager asks me to go and play, I give 100% percent as soon as I put on that United shirt. I have been playing games and that is what the focus is on – playing well and doing well for the team. If any offers come then the club will come and speak to me.”
Young was also asked about Mourinho’s future as United’s gaffer, but he refrained himself from commenting on the stories proposing the Portuguese’s temptation towards the French capital, by simply stating: “If you look at how well we did last season and the trophies we picked up, hopefully we can continue.”
With just months left on his current contract, the Englishman has seemingly reclaimed his name back on the regular sheet, at least for the time being.
Written by Hritwik NE
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