Man United Ready To Extend Ashley Young’s Contract – But There’s One Problem

Jose Mourinho and Ashley Young.

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Ashley Young is eager to remain at Old Trafford for the rest of his years as a professional footballer, according to the Mirror.

The Englishman, who moved to Man United in 2011 and is in his seventh season with the club, is in the final months of his current contract, which expires in June 2019.

He has been assured that the club will trigger the clause in his contract which gives them the option to sign him for another year, but he is believed to be keen on wanting a lengthier deal.

United, as is tradition for quite a while now, do not usually offer contracts longer than a year to players above the age of 30.

Young is now 32, but has informed the club of his desire to remain with them for the remainder of his career, and they may well just decide to do so, provided he maintains his recent run of form.

The full-back has been magnificent for Jose Mourinho’s men in recent weeks, regularly proving to be an absolute nuisance to opposition defenders with his tireless running, while also remaining solid and true to his defensive duties.

The veteran wide-man already has 11 starts to his name, and looks set to keep the left-back spot to himself this season.

His marvelous renaissance has also brought him out of exile in International football, with Gareth Southgate giving his form some recognition by calling him up. If he keeps this up, he may even make it to the World Cup next year.

However, his sole goal at the moment appears to be staying at the Theatre of Dreams till his dream as a football player comes to an end.

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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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