According to the Sun, Man Utd are keen on tying down star Ashley Young to a one-year extension to avoid losing the veteran on a free transfer.
The Sun claims that the 34-year-old full-back has already opened discussions with Serie A giants Inter Milan. As Ashley Young has just six months left on his deal, he’s free to arrange a pre-contract deal with foreign clubs.
The Sun highlight that it surely wouldn’t be a good look for the Red Devils if Young – someone who wears the captain’s armband when he’s on the pitch – was to agree on a deal to depart in advance.
Manchester United desperate for Ashley Young to agree new contract to stop captain agreeing on a free transfer to Inter mid-season
The report adds that Manchester United boss is keen for the one-time tricky winger and now full-back to agree on a one-year extension because of his standing in the dressing room.
Ashley Young has been a reliable servant since joining from Aston Villa eight-and-a-half-years ago for a fee of £17m, as per BBC Sport.
The 34-year-old full-back has shown his commitment to the team over the years by giving up his usual wing position to feature as a makeshift defender for the Red Devils.
Considering that he’s one of the Manchester outfit’s longest-serving players, it may be wise for the club’s hierarchy to tie the full-back down to a deal extension.
Given the Red Devils’ inconsistent form this campaign, the last thing the side need is one of their leader’s leaving.