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Officially official: Ashley Young signs new three year contract with Manchester United

Manchester United have confirmed a new three year contract for winger Ashley Young.

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Cristiano Ronaldo. Ryan Giggs. David Beckham, George Best. Andrei Kanchelskis. And now, Ashley Young. All mesmeric wide players who have become legend at Manchester United.

Angel Di Maria's usurper has been rewarded with a new contract for keeping the waste of space Argentine out of the side, and for a resurgent performance on the left wing after years of mediocrity - and worse - under Alex Ferguson and David Moyes.

With the arrival of Memphis Depay, the success of Juan Mata, and the probable arrival of Pedro from Barcelona, it is expected that Young will have fewer games this season than he managed in the previous one, but his new attitude helps United. For one, in the event of injuries, they know they have a reliable winger to turn to, and for the other players who have just joined, he is an example that other players in the squad can step in to perform in their place.