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Saturday 15 December 2018

Young's new United deal

Ashley Young. Photo: Getty
Ashley Young. Photo: Getty

Manchester United have triggered a one-year option to retain the services of Ashley Young for another season.

The 32-year-old's deal was due to expire this summer but United have confirmed they have activated a clause to extend the contract by 12 months.

Winger turned full-back Young is enjoying a career renaissance having become an integral part of Jose Mourinho's side and regained a place in the England squad.

Young had been out the international set-up for four years before being called up by Gareth Southgate last November.

His inclusion in the latest squad for friendlies against Holland and Italy this month suggests he now has a strong chance of featuring in this summer's World Cup in Russia.

Young has successfully reinvented himself as an attacking left-back under Mourinho having played further up the field for most of his career.

Young joined United from Aston Villa in 2011 and featured in the side that won the Premier League in 2013.

He had a spell out of favour under Louis van Gaal and he was also used sparingly in Mourinho's first campaign in charge last season.

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