Ashley Young On Cusp Of Man Utd Move – Medical Passed, £15m Fee Agreed

Chris Wright

23rd, June 2011


By Chris Wright

After spending last week away on his holibobs, Ashley Young is now on the very cusp of completing a move to Manchester United after reportedly passing a medical at Carrington yesterday.

The PA reckon that Young agreed personal terms with United a fortnight or so ago and will now seal the five-year deal after Aston Villa agreed a £15(ish) million fee with the Premier League champions over the weekend.

Not a bad little deal for either side, all things considered. Villa have recouped a sizeable wodge for a player with a dwindling contract and one foot out the door, and United have got themselves a wispy, tried-and-true (and gradually improving) Premier League standard winger for a fair price – as a rule, it’s not like £15 million tends to get you very far these days.

Any thoughts peeps?

Posted in Aston Villa, Man Utd, Transfers & Rumours

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  1. AussieVillan says:

    they can have him

    Young is inconsistent, he had a good opening season for Villa, but is yet to recapture that form

    I do wish him all the best at United, and would like to see him regain some of that flair we saw him with back when he signed for villa

  2. Gino Annie? says:

    Bargain. Has provede himself more than Henderson and Carroll, and they went for ridiculous prices. Good buy, worth a shot and with a decent team I reckon he’ll do well.

    Can United get any worse than Antonio Valencia?

  3. C says:

    Only 15m? Is he only part English?

  4. The Ostrich says:

    Bad move, United have a surplus of wingers. Unless they are going into a 4-5-1 i dont see what the need is in signing a player with half of Nani’s/Park’s/Valencia’s talent.

  5. Tom says:

    I don’t rate him that highly either, he’s too predictable, always cutting in on to his right foot. BUT the key aspect of his game is flexibility, expect to see Young, Nani, Rooney in a 3 behind a striker and in front of two central mids constantly changing between flanks and with who is playing just off the striker. That sort of play is a nightmare for defenders as you don’t know who or even how to mark in that situation. He fits the squad, that’s why he was bought.

  6. Montesquieu says:

    £15M is cheap for Ashley Young.

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  8. nickooo says:


    Who says he is going to be playing as a winger at united? Who knows what fergie has in store for him.

    Roll on next season.

  9. Mr. Angry says:

    fucking manure scum glory hunting twat! manure can keep that little shitbag!

    if stuart downing signs for us he’ll tell you how much you missed out on…. a domestic treble!!!

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