Ashley Young contract extended by Manchester United

Ashley Young celebrates his goal
Image: Ashley Young has two goals for Manchester United this season

Manchester United have triggered a clause in Ashley Young's contract to extend his deal for a further year.

Young, who has made 30 appearances this season, has seen good performances at full-back rewarded by manager Jose Mourinho, keeping natural left-back Luke Shaw on the bench.

The former Aston Villa midfielder's exploits have not gone unnoticed by England boss Gareth Southgate, who has selected Young in his last two squads.

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Andy Dunn gives his thoughts on Jose Mourinho's criticism of his Manchester United team after their win over Brighton, and his treatment of Luke Shaw.

He will be available for selection for England's forthcoming friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy.

Young was left out of United's starting line-up for Saturday's 2-0 win over Brighton in the FA Cup, but was introduced at half-time by Mourinho after the United boss was left angered by Shaw's performance.

After a four-year spell at Villa Park, Young was brought to Old Trafford by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011 for a fee in the region of £16m.

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Jose Mourinho believes some of his Manchester United players were 'scared' in their 2-0 FA Cup quarter-final win over Brighton.

The 32-year-old began his career at Watford and he scored a sensational double on his return to his boyhood club in November as United earned a 4-2 win at Vicarage Road - he had not scored since May 2016.

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