Ashley Young is desperate to secure a long-term contract at Manchester United, as he is eager to see out the rest of his career at the club.
According to ESPN FC’s sources, United are set to take up the option to extend his contract for an additional year, but Young, whose current deal expires at the end of the season, is not ready to settle for just a single year.
The winger-turned-defender is on the lookout for a three-year deal that would keep him at the club till 2021, when he would be 35, and probably at the age where he would be considering retirement.
The report claims that United are eager to take up the additional one-year option first, before entering into talks over a new contract.
However, they also claim that Young is trying his best to bring talks forward, and is eager to to make the most of his currently magnificent vein of form by getting a new long-term deal.
Despite his large influence in the dressing room and his recent importance to the squad, the Englishman may not have a choice as to how many years he is offered.
United have a policy of only offering players one-year contracts once they touch 30 years of age, and this may be a hindrance in getting him his desired deal.
Young has been magnificent for Mourinho’s side this season, and has starting all of United’s last 11 Premier League games, establishing himself as the team’s first-choice left-back ahead of the likes of Daley Blind, Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo, and Matteo Darmian.
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