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Young pens new Man United deal until 2018

Ashley Young has signed a new deal at Man Utd. Credit: PA

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has signed a new contract until 2018 with an option for a further year.

"To be able to continue to play football at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family," said Young.

Young has scored 13 goals in 115 appearances since joining United from Aston Villa in 2011, helping them lift the Premier League title in 2013.

He played in a number of positions last year, deployed at wing-back when Louis van Gaal used a 3-5-2 formation, and kept his place ahead of the now departed record signing Angel di Maria once a 4-3-3 formation was adopted.

Van Gaal said: "We are delighted that Ashley has signed a new contract. Ashley is a very multi-functional player. He took to the wing-back position with great confidence and flourished on the wing throughout last season. Ashley is always very professional and has a great presence in the dressing room. "

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