Manchester United and Ashley Young are seemingly getting closer to agreeing upon a new deal for the 33-year-old, although more names have been thrown into the ring by The Telegraph when it comes to contractual discussions.
They say that both Ander Herrera and Juan Mata have also been offered new deals at Old Trafford. While the former looks set to sign, doubts have been cast about the long-term future of United’s current #8.
Apparently, Mata does not want to leave United, but he’s reluctant to accept the 12-month offer that’s currently on the table. As interest in him from other clubs grows, he could well have his head turned…
I love Mata, I think he’s a brilliant footballer and an even better person. He definitely brings something different to the table in terms of skill-set.
This is a lad who’s great on the ball and can carve out openings almost at will. His vision for a pass is without a doubt the best in the squad and keeping that talent around is vital.
I can understand why he doesn’t want to sign just a year-long extension, though, particularly when it’s likely that he could get offered longer deals from elsewhere.