Man Utd Veteran Ashley Young Expected to Stay at Old Trafford Despite Premier League Interest

Tuesday August 29th, 2017

Manchester United winger Ashley Young is expected to remain with the club for the remainder of his contract, which has one season left to run, despite garnering interest from around the Premier League.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, United's valuation of the 32-year-old has put potential buyers off as Young's contract at Old Trafford runs down.

Indeed Young, who returned from a three month injury layoff to feature for the Under-23s against Swansea last week, is believed to be on the verge of asking the club to trigger their option of an additional year in his deal.

Having missed the second string sides game with Tottenham on Friday night, it is expected that the versatile veteran will make his first-team comeback next month.

Speaking on the timeline for Young's return at his Friday press conference, manager Jose Mourinho said: "Young will be earlier than Luke.

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There are seven matches to play in September in three different competitions, sometimes just two days between matches, so we need our squad. We need everyone."

Sides Everton, West Ham, Swansea and Young's first club Watford are all known to have enquired about the England international's availability in the January transfer window.

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