Inter confirm signing of Ashley Young from Manchester United

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Inter have confirmed the signing of Ashley Young from Manchester United. The 34-year-old has signed an initial six-month deal with the Italian giants who have the option to extend the former England international’s contract by a further 12 months.

epa08135651 New Inter Milan player Ashley Young smiles upon his arrival at the Coni (Italian Olympic Committee) office in Milan for medical tests prior to his signing for Inter Milan, Italy, 17 January 2020. EPA/Maurizio Maule

Young was out of contract in the summer and with Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams staking claims for regular first team inclusion, his first team opportunities were likely to diminish even further.

Reports on Friday claimed Young had stormed out of training in an attempt to force through a move to the Italian side who already boast two of his former United teammates in Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez.

Asked about Young’s impending departure ahead of Sunday’s heavyweight Premier League encounter, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: ‘He [Young] is 35 in the summer and if he gets a two-year contract somewhere it’s up to him to take that. ‘We weren’t ready to offer that. He’s been a good servant for the club, he’s been captain, he’s won trophies. But we’ve got players coming through.’ Young played more than 250 times for United after joining from Aston Villa in 2011.

He won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and Europa League, and had been captain of the club for the past three seasons. Harry Maguire is now set to take on the United captaincy on a permanent basis and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the world’s most expensive defender is a natural choice to inherit the armband.

Metro UK

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