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Manchester United player Ashley Young wants new contract

Manchester United have still not extended Ashley Young's contract but the full-back is intent on staying at the club.

Young, 32, signed a three-year deal with United in 2015 with the option of an additional year but the club are yet to trigger the extension.


M.E.N. Sport revealed earlier this month United had extended Luke Shaw's contract, having done the same with Ander Herrera's in November, but it is understood United have not yet acted over Young, Juan Mata, Daley Blind and on-loan goalkeeper Sam Johnstone even though the quartet's deals expire in the summer.

Senior United sources insisted they would take up the option on every player out of contract this summer, while Jose Mourinho also promised United would not let any players leave on a free.

The M.E.N. understands Young is hopeful of negotiating new terms rather than merely having his deal extended after a fine campaign under Mourinho. Young has started 17 of United's 24 Premier League matches and missed two of them through suspension.

Mourinho showed his loyalty to Young in the weekend win at Burnley by recalling him to replace Luke Shaw, having claimed there are currently 'not many left-backs better than this Luke Shaw' at his pre-match press conference.

Young has lined up 19 times this term and 16 of those starts have come at left-back. His and Shaw's form have convinced Mourinho to cool his interest in signing a left-back, having monitored Tottenham's Danny Rose, Celtic youngster Kieran Tierney and Juventus defender Alex Sandro.

England international Young joined United from Aston Villa for £16million in 2011 and has won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Europa League.

Everton, Watford, West Ham and Swansea showed interest in Young during the winter transfer window a year ago but the versatile winger remained at Old Trafford.

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