Forget Sanchez: Jose Mourinho confirms he wants versatile winger to play for United this season


Manchester United winger Ashley Young is set to spend another season at the club despite rival Premier League clubs showing interests in him.

He has won the Premier League,the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League since joining United in 2011 but a lack of game time seems to be pushing him towards the exit door at Old Trafford.

Everton and Watford are both interested in signing the 32-year-old but as per reports from Manchester Evening, United’s valuation of the versatile player seemed to have discouraged interested clubs.

And with Jose Mourinho not successful in his attempts to sign a wide-man, he has considered Young an experienced back-up option and he is not willing to sell him

The former Aston Villa manwas linked with a move to the Chinese Super League in January while West Ham, Swansea, Watford and Everton also wanted to sign him.

He is into the final year of his current contract at Old Trafford and it is  understood that he would ask United to trigger the option of an additional year in his deal.

Young is yet to feature for Man United first-team this season having just returned a hamstring injury that sidelined him for three and half month. He played for the club’s reserves against Swansea last week and could make his debut for the senior team this season next month.

Speaking on his return, Mourinho said; “Young will be earlier than Luke. There are seven matches to play in September in three different competitions, sometimes just two days between matches, so we need our squad. We need everyone.”

United will begin their Champions League campaign against Basel at Old Trafford on September 12.

 

 

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