Ashley Young has signed a contract extension at Manchester United until 2018, the club have confirmed.
The 30-year-old’s previous deal had been due to expire next summer and he had been linked with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, but he has now put pen to paper for a reported £120,000 per week.
The three-year contract also includes an option for United to keep the winger for a further 12 months.
“I am delighted to have signed a new contract,” Young told United’s official website. “The spirit and motivation amongst this team is very high and we are all determined to make this a season to remember.
“All I have ever wanted to do is play football and to be able to continue to do that at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family.”
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Young had largely failed to make an impression at Old Trafford before last season, when he was revitalised by Louis van Gaal and performed well in both defensive and attacking roles.
The Dutchman is thrilled to have secured the England international’s services, adding: “We are delighted that Ashley has signed a new contract. Ashley is a very multi-functional player.
“He took to the wing-back position with great confidence and flourished on the wing throughout last season. Ashley is always very professional and has a great presence in the dressing room. ”
Young has scored 13 goals in 115 games for United since joining from Aston Villa for £17m in 2011.
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