Ashley Young has finally opened up on the transfer rumours linking him with a more from Manchester United.
The former Aston Villa star lost his place in the United first team ever since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013. He has never been able to regain his spot, as several managerial changes have taken place since then. At 31 years of age, it was becoming increasingly clear that Jose Mourinho would not favour Ashley Young going forward. It was not surprising that the 31-year-old started playing regular football over the last few months. Speculation was rife that he may be even set for a move in the January transfer window.
It was not to be, but there has always been transfer interest surrounding the former Watford star. Even during the end of February, there was speculation that a Chinese clubs would be coming in for the winger. There was a real possibility of Young making the switch before Jose Mourinho stepped in and called an end to the transfer.
The Portuguese was concerned about the lack of strength in depth in order to handle for competitions at once. Young, though, has claimed that he is more than happy to remain at Old Trafford. However, it is almost certain that the former England international would be on the move in the summer, when United are able to find replacements.
“Of course [we can fight on all fronts]. We are involved in four competitions and we want to win every competition if we can. Our squad has strength in depth. Whenever a player is called upon, he goes out to give 110 per cent and to give their all. I am concentrating on my football. I am here at United for the rest of the season and another year, so I am concentrating on everything here,” said Young.