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United to turn down Premier League interest in Young


Ashley Young is still part of Jose Mourinho’s plans for next season despite making just eight Premier League starts last term.

The Sun report that Manchester United will reject any offers from Stoke City for the 32-year-old, who is now in the final year of his contract.

Mark Hughes had hoped to add another attacking midfielder to his squad before the start of the season.


However, Mourinho is reluctant to lose the former Watford and Aston Villa midfielder, who provided just one assist over the course of the last campaign, because he can also play at full-back.

With United competing on four fronts again next season, they need depth and cannot afford to lose Young, even if he is unlikely to be a regular starter.

Stoke’s summer has been relatively disappointing so far. While they’ve lost Marko Arnautovic, Jonathan Walters, and Glenn Whelan, they are yet to spend any money. Darren Fletcher and Josh Tymon both arrived on free transfers, and Kurt Zouma is only on a season-long loan.

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