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Ashley Young of Manchester United.
Ashley Young of Manchester United.

Ashley Young rewarded with contract extension by Manchester United

The 33-year-old England international has prolonged his stay at Old Trafford by an extra year.
Feb 11th 2019, 2:24 PM 4,046 2

MANCHESTER UNITED DEFENDER Ashley Young has signed a new one-year contract extension, the club has announced.

The 33-year-old’s original deal was due to expire at the end of the current season, but he will now remain at Old Trafford until at least 2020.

Young has played a key role for the Red Devils this term, featuring in 24 matches across all competitions, despite competing with Diogo Dalot and Antonio Valencia for a regular spot at right-back.

The England international has enjoyed nine successful years at United, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League and Carabao Cup.

In total, Young has amassed 227 appearances for the club, playing under the stewardship of Alex Ferguson, David Moyes, Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Solskjaer is currently serving as United’s caretaker boss, but he has been widely tipped to be appointed the club’s next permanent manager after overseeing 10 wins in 11 matches.

Despite his advancing years, Young has been one of the players to directly benefit from the Norweigian’s forward-thinking style, giving him the license to join in attacks in addition to his defensive duties.

In the earlier stages of his career, the veteran full-back played as a winger, before Mourinho identified his capabilities as a defender.

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