Ashley Young’s long-term future might still be up in the air at Manchester United, but the club have at least made a decision on whether he’ll be sold this month.
Despite the former England winger having played just nine times in all competitions this term, Jose Mourinho has decided to keep hold of him, at least for now.
The Manchester Evening News report that the sale of Memphis Depay has influenced United’s decision, as they are reluctant to sell another player in the same position, especially as they are still in four competitions.
The 31-year-old was thought to be attracting interest from his old club Watford, as well as ambitious West Brom, Everton, and Swansea.
While the midfielder isn’t interested in a move to the Chinese Super League, he would be keen to move elsewhere on loan as his game time is still likely to be fairly limited for the rest of the campaign.
The second leg of the EFL Cup semi-final against Hull was the fourth time in a row that Young wasn’t even included on the bench, though it remains to be seen whether he’ll feature in the FA Cup against Wigan on Sunday.