Ashley Young has not always been the most loved player within Manchester United’s squad, but he has put in some impressive performances over the last few seasons.
According to Sky Sports, the Red Devils have extended the 32-year-old’s contract.
The North-West outfit have triggered a clause that adds a year onto Young’s current deal.
This season, the England international has had to switch from his traditional role as a winger to a full-back, and his performances have put him above Luke Shaw in the pecking order.
In total, Young has made 30 appearances so far, and he received widespread praise for his performance against Liverpool two weeks ago.
The experienced player was tasked with keeping Mohamed Salah quiet, and he got the job done to help United earn a 2-1 triumph at Old Trafford.
Salah has been a revelation for the Reds this season, and last weekend he added four more goals to his tally in a 5-0 rout over Watford.
Many United fans chose to remind their rivals of Young’s ability to stifle his opponent once news broke about the contract extension.
Wow Ashley Young got a year extension. All thanks to Mo Salah pocketing.
— Pee .Y. Jan (@Pee_Y_) March 19, 2018
Mo Salah covers his eyes in horror
— Harry (@HarryMufc97) March 19, 2018
— Man Moth (@Man__moth) March 19, 2018
Mo salah cries in the corner
— Marcus Lingard (@VishalDashora) March 19, 2018
Stil hasnt let Mo Salah out of his pocket.
— Stephen (@ShadeMUFC) March 19, 2018
— Paddy Moon (@paddygervin) March 19, 2018
@22mosalah watch out Mo.
— TommyP (@tommyp213) March 19, 2018
Salah will be sold to a big club in a seasons time so Ashley young will go after that!!!! https://t.co/VJi9iaVXez
— Danny Keyte (@DannyKeyte) March 19, 2018