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Rooney isn’t the only Man Utd player attracting interest from China


Chinese Super League clubs have until Tuesday to finish their transfer business.

Almost a month after the Premier League window shut, players are still able to switch to the Far East if they can get the deal over the line in time.

Wayne Rooney has been at the centre of such speculation over the last few weeks, but if he does head to China, it seems he could be joined by one of his Manchester United team-mates.

The Daily Mail have it that Ashley Young is set to be the subject of a £10million bid from Shangdong Luneng.

The former Watford and Aston Villa midfielder once again showed his versatility by playing as a full-back in last night’s 1-0 win over St Etienne in the Europa League.

Overall, he has been confined to a minimal role under Jose Mourinho, and other than Memphis Depay, who has since left for Lyon, he was probably last in the pecking order on the wing for most of the season.


The Chinese club in question are managed by former Fulham boss Felix Magath, so it’s no surprise they’re looking at English players, even if he does have a rather odd reputation this side of the water.

Young is thought to be open to a move, but Mourinho could still stand in his way.

With United in a race for the top four, the EFL Cup, the FA Cup, and the Europa League, the United manager needs all the depth he has, and that includes out-of-favour Young.

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