Veteran Manchester United fullback Ashley Young has admitted that the side deserved to lose in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night. The Red Devils lost via a penalty shootout to Derby County (admittedly after 15 consecutive penalties had been scored).
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has no intention of selling Ashley Young despite the Englishman entering the final year of his contract.
The 32-year-old has been largely a bit-part player at Old Trafford, but Mourinho still seeks to utilise his versatility with the club competing on all four fronts next season. Young is currently recovering from a hamstring problem which he suffered during the first leg of United’s Europe League semi-final tie against Celta Vigo in May.
The Red Devils eventually beat the Spanish outfit across two legs by a 2-1 scoreline after which they clinched their title with a 2-0 victory over Ajax in the final in Stockholm. According to The Sun, Young remains a key part of Jose Mourinho’s plans for next season, although he will not be available for the first few months due to injury. The Englishman travelled alongside his teammates on their pre-season tour of the United States, and Mourinho has insisted that there should be a close bond between his players regardless of their fitness ahead of the new season.
Young has another 12 months left on his existing deal with the option of a year’s extension, and Mourinho is prepared to utilise his services for the upcoming campaign rather than discuss offers with his suitors. Continue reading
Manchester United could reportedly end their association with Ashley Young this summer amid interest from Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir.
The 31-year-old was used sparingly by Jose Mourinho last term, making just 12 appearances in the top flight. Back in January, Young had been approached by Chinese Super League club Shandong Luneng but the Englishman turned down their advances in order to stay put with the Mancunian giants.
According to The Sun, the England international could end his six-year stay at Old Trafford this summer with Istanbul Basaksehir weighing up a move for his signature. The Turkish club ended behind Besiktas in the Super Lig standings last season, but they managed to nevertheless attract quality players with Emmanuel Adebayor having impressed in the second half of the season.Continue reading
Ashley Young has not been factored as much as he might have liked at Manchester United this season. The 31-year-old has been reduced to a limited role at the club due to the presence of Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard in the wing options.
However, since the departure of Ferguson he has found his role reduced in the side under the three managers that have taken to the dugout – David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.Continue reading
Ashley Young’s time at Manchester United at could be coming to an end as a result of the England international not being used much by manager Jose Mourinho.
Young had not been a first-team regular since he arrived at the club as a £ 18 million signing from Aston Villa in 2011. Even though he has been part of several trophies since then, Young has never been a first-team regular at the club even during the days of Sir Alex Ferguson. Hence, it was not surprising that he had been utilised in a number of roles – at least to give him some gaming time.
Young has made only five appearances in the league with most of them coming as a substitute. At 31 years of age, he is aware that his playing days are so coming to an end. Keen to make the most out of his remaining time, Young was reportedly considering the possibility of a loan move in January. A number of Premier league clubs have shown interest in the player including his former club Watford. Continue reading
Ashley Young has struggled to make an impact since Jose Mourinho was appointed as the new Manchester United manager last summer and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the winger push for a move away from Old Trafford before the end of the transfer window.