Manchester United triggers extension for Ashley Young
Ashley Young has earned another year at Manchester United.
Multiple reports say Young will stay with the club at least through the 2018-19 season, having joined the club from Aston Villa in 2011.
Young’s resurgent play under Jose Mourinho earned him a return to the England set-up, with a November cap his first since 2013. He’s been named Man of the Match four times in Premier League play this season.
The versatile 32-year-old wide player is a left back who can man midfield on both sides of the field as well as right back.
He has 320 Premier League appearances in his career, and has hit the pitch 193 times in all competitions for United. He has 74 career goals with 107 assists, 16 and 38 of which have come in a Red Devils shirt.
United beat Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday to clinch a place in the FA Cup semifinals, where it will face Tottenham Hotspur.
Mourinho is understandably under the microscope, but the work he’s done in restoring Ashley Young and Marouane Fellaini to previous form deserves credit.