Manchester United forward Ashley Young has asked Manager Jose Mourinho to allow him go out on a loan deal as he desperately wants to play football, reports in England say.
The 31-year old is a known figure at the club but with the dearth of games he wants to go out.
Young featured in the game against Swansea in November but he has not been able to start a Premier League game since then. Mou wants the player because of his rotation policy so the player can play in the FA Cup and the Europa League. However Young wants to take advantage of the winter window to get an option for regular football.
Whilst Manchester United does not hope to make changes to the current squad, the club has promised to consider his request. There are links to West Brom, West Ham, struggling Crystal Palace, Watford, Swansea and even Chinese clubs.
The Portuguese tactician earlier said he does not want anybody leaving Old Trafford this January except Sam Johnstone the goalkeeper. The request is likely to be denied as Mourinho remains focused on making the top four this season end – his primary mandate.
Young would provide buffer for the first team in FA Cup matches and some games in the Europa League.
Ashley Young has been around since the time of Sir Alex Ferguson but has lost his spot in the team with time. The player survived the exodus of players from the team but the Aston Villa player might remain on the bench for a while longer. His current deal ends in 2018 but there is an option to extend by a year.
United would likely keep him until the end of the season where numerous changes would be made to the team which might see Young leave permanently.