The long wait for Red Devil fans has finally ended as Ashely Young officially made his move to Manchester United official. United agreed to an undisclosed fee for the winger and Young penned a new deal that will see him wear the Manchester United jersey for at least the next five years. While undisclosed, according to reports the transfer fee paid to Aston Villa is in the region of £16 million and £20 million.
A regular in the England National side and budding star with Aston Villas, Young will bring speed and trickery to the United wing. A statement on Manchester United’s official website said, “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Aston Villa for the transfer of Ashley Young. The player passed a medical in Manchester this week and has agreed a five-year contract.”
Speaking to MUTV directly, Young added: “The opportunity to come and play for one of the biggest clubs in the world is one I couldn’t turn down. It’s a chance to hopefully become part of their history by helping to win the 20th title.
“It’s a prospect I always looked at from being a child: to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve got that opportunity now so I’ve just got to take it with two hands.”