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postheadericon Young leaves Villa for Premier League champions

Talented winger Ashley Young has finally made the decision to switch from Aston Villa to domestic champions Manchester United after putting his signature on a contract worth around 17 million pounds for his former club. With Young signing a deal that will keep him at his new club until he’s 30 years of age, the player should be able to give the Red Devils the benefit of the best years of his footballing career.

The move came after months of speculation regarding the player’s future, with Young staying loyal to Villa for several years after he came to the public imagination with a number of stunning performances on the wing following his move from English football minnows Watford. With news of United’s interest in him after four and a half years with Villa, though, came a desire for a bigger challenge, and playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world was an opportunity Young simply could not turn down.

A man who knows the player very well, former Watford manager Aidy Boothroyd, revealed that United will find a prize asset in their new signing, who is apparently always desperate to improve his game wherever possible.

However, for Manchester United, the arrival of the youngster is just further evidence that the club are looking to add one or two new faces of quality to a squad that, although named champions last season, were accused by their critics of looking lethargic in certain areas of the pitch several times throughout the campaign. The winger is the club’s second summer signing after Blackburn defender Phil Jones, and the new arrivals are set to keep on coming, with Sir Alex Ferguson thought to be interested in bringing in one or two others before the start of the new league season.

High up on Ferguson’s list of potential new signings is David de Gea, Atletico Madrid’s talented young shot-stopper, whom many football experts believe could represent an effective replacement for the now retired former United goalkeeper Dutchman Edwin van der Sar. The young goalkeeper is, however, yet to agree anything with Manchester United, so at the moment the club’s fans will simply have to feel satisfied with the incoming Young.

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