As per a number of reports in the English media this afternoon, Premier League giants Manchester United are set to reward the impressive recent form of Ashley Young with an extension to his current deal with the club.
Young, now 32, is best known for his time spent with the likes of Watford and Aston Villa, where the talented wide-man made a name for himself with his excellent crossing abilities and eye for goal.
He made the move to Manchester United in 2011, and has since been in and out of the Red Devils’ first-team plans, though a string of injury problems have not helped his cause.
Return to form
However, Young has been dealt a new lease of life with the Red Devils this season, with Jose Mourinho having deployed the experienced wide-man in a full-back role to brilliant effect.
The Hornets youth product has started 8 Premier league games and a pair of United’s Champions League fixtures to start the campaign, with his new-found grit and determination having seemingly struck a cord with both manager Jose Mourinho and the club’s fans.
As a result, the Old Trafford outfit are now ready to reward Young’s resurgence with a contract extension.
The 31-time capped English international’s current deal with United is set to expire next summer, but the club hold an option of extending his contract to the summer of 2019 on the same £130,000-per-week terms.
Next up for Manchester United is a trip to Switzerland to face Basel in the Champions League tomorrow night, with Jose Mourinho’s men needing just a solitary point to secure top-spot in the Group A table with a game to spare.