Manchester United have announced a one-year contract extension for Ashley Young.
The 33-year-old has been a fine to servant to the Red Devils in his eight years at Old Trafford so far. Having arrived as a pacy winger, he has adapted into a versatile full-back in recent seasons, maintaining a regular starting berth under Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Young has made over 200 appearances for the club since his arrival, and this contract comes as a reward for his consistency in that time. However, there ought to be some concern over how important the 39-cap England international is. By now, United should have found a long-term replacement for Young, who is still operating as an auxiliary full-back.
✍️ Ashley Young has signed a one-year extension to his contract with #MUFC.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 11, 2019
Some may consider this contract extension to be a sign that the Red Devils still haven’t found a way to adequately prepare for life without experienced player.
This new deal has certainly divided opinion amongst United fans. Whilst some believe the wide man to be deserving of the extension, others feel the club should move on.