Young hoping to land new contract and more trophies at Man Utd

The 33-year-old is due to become a free agent at the end of the season, but he is looking to play his way towards an extension at Old Trafford

Ashley Young would “love to stay” at Manchester United and is hoping to play himself into contention for a new contract.

As things stand, the 33-year-old is due to drop into the free agent pool at the end of the season.

He found himself in a similar situation during the 2017-18 campaign and did enough to earn a 12-month extension.

Young hopes history will repeat itself in 2019, although he concedes that the tabling of fresh terms lies out of his hand.

Quizzed on his future and the likelihood of remaining at Old Trafford, the England international said: “That’s up to the club.

“I feel as fit as when I was 21 years old. As long as my legs can keep taking me up and down the pitch, I’d love to stay here.”

Young has been with United since 2011 and taken in over 200 appearances for the club.

During that time he has savoured Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League triumphs.

He hopes to play his part in more trophy-winning exploits, with there an expectation around Old Trafford that major silverware will be delivered in each passing season.

Young added: “When you join a club like Manchester United, as soon as you walk through the door, if you don’t know the history, give it a week you will know the history.

“You get that feel of the club, you know the size of the club. For me, the biggest club in the world – always has been, always will be.

“I know the history, the boys in the squad know the history. It’s all about winning trophies, silverware. That’s what the club is all about.

“You go into the museum, see what’s been won and want to be a part of that.

“I’ve been part of that and we’ve had successful years in the last couple of years.

“I’m 33, nearly 34 now, that’s not changed for me. I still want trophies, still want to win things and that’s what everyone in the squad wants. Everyone wants to win.”

United remain in the hunt for Champions League and FA Cup crowns this season, but forcing their way back into the Premier League’s top-four battle remains the priority at present following an inconsistent run through the 2018-19 campaign.

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