Ashley Young signs for Man United on five-year deal

Winger pens five-year contract at Old Trafford after United agree fee with Premier League rivals Aston Villa

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Ashley Young will give Sir Alex Ferguson extra options in attack Photo: Dagur Brynjólfsson

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England winger Ashley Young has signed a five-year contract with Manchester United after the Premier League champions agreed a fee with Aston Villa.

The 25-year-old England international underwent a medical examination on Wednesday before the transfer, believed to be worth between £15m to £20m, was finalised on Thursday.

“It’s a chance to hopefully become part of the history by helping to win the 20th title,” Young told MUTV. “It’s a prospect I always looked at from being a child: to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world. I’ve got that opportunity now so I’ve just got to take it with two hands.”

Meanwhile, United defender Rio Ferdinand welcomed the deal on Twitter, hailing his England team-mate as “another top, hungry and young player”.

A United club statement read: “Manchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Aston Villa for the transfer of Ashley Young.

“The player passed a medical in Manchester this week and has agreed a five-year contract.”

Young is Sir Alex Ferguson’s second summer signing after Phil Jones joined the Red Devils from Blackburn Rovers for £16.5m earlier this month.

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