Manchester United’s summer of big-name players leaving Old Trafford could be about to continue. First, Morgan Schneiderlin left through the exit doors, and he was closely followed out by Memphis Depay. Another winger’s future has just been thrown into doubt too…
That man is Ashley Young and yesterday, the usually reliable Sky Sources say that the 31-year-old England international is considering an offer from the Chinese Super League.
The report says that the interested party is Shandong Luneng, but they are in no rush to complete the move because their transfer window is open for another month – and they are probably weighing up their options.
Manchester United’s winger joined the club way back in 2011, in the same summer that Phil Jones and David de Gea made their moves to Old Trafford. However, Ashley Young hasn’t started a league game for over two months, as his place in the starting eleven is far from a guarantee.
In my opinion, it is probably best for all involved if Ashley Young does decide to move on and call it a day at Manchester United. Obviously, it won’t be at all easy for him to do so, but it’d certainly make sense. He isn’t playing regularly, and he’s at that stage in his career where he has to be taking to the field. Surely it’d be better for him to getting minutes on the field instead of sitting on the bench and collecting his wage packet every week.
Sky also add that there are three Premier League clubs interested in Young.