Manchester United full-back, Ashley Young has signed a new contract which would see him stay an extra season at Old Trafford. The deal will see the former Aston Villa man remain in the red half of Manchester till the end of the 2019/2020 season.
During his time at the club so far, the player who adorns the No.18 shirt has scored 14 goals in 227 appearances since his move from Aston Villa in 2011, serving as an excellent utility player since the departure of Sir. Alex Ferguson.
The player has gone on to win a community shield title, Premier League trophy, the FA Cup, League Cup and the Europa league totaling five trophies in his time at Manchester United so far.
Caretaker Manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has this to say about Ashley Young in an interview with MUTV:
“Since I’ve come into the club. Ashley has been fantastic. His attitude and his experience around the place is vital for us because we have got a young team.
“We’ve got players that need some leaders in the dressing room and Ash is one of them so I’s delighted.”
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Ashley Young on the transfer tweeted:
“Exciting times ahead for this club and I feel proud to continue to be a part of it.”
Last week Phil Jones put pen to paper to sign a contract that will see him remain in the red half of Manchester till 2023.
Recent run of form of Manchester United might have influenced the decision of several senior and younger players to sign a contract extension at the Old Trafford.
The reign of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has overseen contract extensions of players such as Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Scott McTominay.
Ander Herrera is also reportedly close to signing a new contract while Juan Mata is yet to pen down a contract extension.