Jose Mourinho has told Ashley Young he has a future at Manchester United, according to reports.
Mourinho’s appointment as manager, replacing the sacked Louis van Gaal, last month led many to believe that a number of United squad members would find their place in danger.
Having started only 14 games across all competitions this past season, it was expected that Young could be offloaded by the new boss. But Darren Lewis of the Daily Mirror reports that the England international still has a future at Old Trafford. He writes:
‘Young has been told by Mourinho he has a future at Manchester United.
‘Winger Young, 30, had been among a number of players tipped to be surplus to requirements following the departure of manager Van Gaal last month.
‘West Ham had been among several clubs monitoring Young’s situation.’
Lewis adds that Matteo Darmian, Ander Herrera and Juan Mata all ‘look set to be sold’, but ‘new boss Mourinho has been in touch with Young’, with the 30-year-old informed that he has a place in the side.
‘The United boss has assured him he remains part of his plans for next season,’ he writes. ‘Mourinho is understood to have been impressed with Young’s versatility and work-rate.’