Ashley Young, who is out of contract come the end of the season, is keen to extend his current stay at Manchester United, according to reports in The Metro this morning.
The thirty two year old has played in various positions for the club ever since Jose Mourinho’s arrival back in 2016, but has still remained an important figure within the squad regardless. Having been utilised at either full-back and also on either wing, Young has certainly established himself as a versatile figure for Mourinho and has consistently provided himself useful, particularly when filling in for other injured players.
The Englishman is in fact currently enjoying a rich run of form at present and captained the side during United’s 4-1 victory over CSKA Moscow last Wednesday evening, a game where he yet again put in another solid performance. Despite making all the headlines with his performances on the field, Young has however spoken out about his contract situation at United, which expires come the end of the season. Speaking in a recent interview he stated:
“It is exciting times here, and I want to be part of the success. As a footballer you want to win trophies and be part of a successful team. And for me Manchester United is that club I feel really good. Obviously getting the armband – it’s is a proud moment to captain Man United. It is an honour for me to get the armband. It shows the manager has got trust in me and I’ve got to repay him and I think I’ve been doing that in the games I’ve played. I’ve managed to get myself fit, got myself back in the team and hopefully I can stay there.”
These words spoken from from Young certainly suggest a desire to remain at the club and if his recent performances for the team continue, Mourinho may feel obliged to hand Young a contract extension. The Englishman has certainly become a little cult hero for United fans, having been at the club ever since 2011, as he certainly is a player who plays for the badge on his chest.