The England international looked to be surplus to requirements last summer when Louis van Gaal arrived on the back of a disappointing campaign under David Moyes.
And the Dutchman’s decision to utilise him at wing-back and full-back during the early months of 2014/15 did little to convince anyone that the former Watford and Aston Villa man had any sort of long-term future at the club.
However, he’s been in inspired form over the course of the past few weeks, performing well in his favoured attacking role on the flanks.
He netted during Sunday’s momentous Manchester derby win, to cap what has been a fine run for both the player and the club.
LVG is believed to have been impressed by Young’s performances, which has promoted talk of a three-year extension to his current contract.
United are keen to cut his basic £120,000-per-week salary, but it’s thought that bonuses in place could keep his earnings at roughly the same level.