Ashley Young close to agreeing new Manchester United contract

Despite reported interest from Tottenham (via Metro), and Liverpool (via Daily Star), Ashley Young looks set to commit his future to Manchester United by signing a new contract, according to the Metro.

The seemingly imminent departure of Angel Di Maria (via Metro) is set to leave Louis van Gaal with few options on the wing, so the Metro suggest that getting Young signed up has become a priority.

The offer demonstrates how the 30-year-old has really recovered following a testing start to life at Old Trafford.

He joined the club from Aston Villa in 2011, having established himself as one of the most exciting English players in the top flight. However, the competition for places at the Red Devils saw his opportunities limited.

And his complete demise as an attacking threat seemed to be confirmed as van Gaal opted to use him as either a wing-back, or in a slightly deeper position on the left-hand side of a back four.

However, as the campaign went on, the former Watford man was utilised in a much more orthodox position on the wing, and demonstrated how dangerous he could be, not least during the Manchester derby where his crossing asked several unanswered questions of the City defence.

He will be hoping to continue that form once the new Premier League seasons begins.

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