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New contract for Young confirmed

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by SirAF, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Feb 11, 2019
    #41

    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    I reckon this made a lot more sense in your head.

    Logically speaking, Jones would still be worth decent money so it made sense to sign him up. Smalling's our 2nd best CB after Lindelof (on current form) he's also the most experienced. Young we needed for one more year to give Dalot more time to grow into his role, don't think it's anything to do with "getting the band back together".
  2. Feb 11, 2019
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    stubie Full Member

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    With recent announcements I'd say Rojo, Darmian and Valencia will be sold this summer
  3. Feb 11, 2019
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    One year is very logical for someone of his age, good squad player to have. No complaints.
  4. Feb 11, 2019
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    El-Manos Full Member

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    1 year is fine. 5 Year contract for jones is another story.
  5. Feb 11, 2019
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    Bola Banned

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    That would be my hope, along with Mata.

    Young has done more than enough to deserve his extension and barring an injury, has the legs to be a useful matchday squad player (mainly rotating)
  6. Feb 11, 2019
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    Charlie Foley Full Member

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    Yeah
  7. Feb 11, 2019
    #47

    RedSky likes to kick 10-year-olds Scout

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    Yep, not much more to add really. He deserves the extension.
  8. Feb 11, 2019
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    Personally I'm not half as bothered by this contrary to the Phil Jones contract extension. Mainly because of the length of the contract, it's a sensible move, and we can still move him in the summer if we please for a small amount.
  9. Feb 11, 2019
    #49

    RedDevil-85 New Member

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    Good for him,i think he has deserved it.
  10. Feb 11, 2019
    #50

    Nickosaur Full Member

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    Great deal for both player and club.
  11. Feb 11, 2019
    #51

    Devil may care Full Member

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    Truth is with all the money the club generates we shouldn't need to keep old has-beens on for cover, we should be going out and getting prime quality for what we need.
  12. Feb 11, 2019
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    Alemar Full Member

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    Was he given a salary increase too?
  13. Feb 11, 2019
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    Adamsk7 New Member

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    He gives everything for the club, knows what it’s like to win and seems like a great ambassador and personality in the dressing room too. Nothing not to like, one year suits all parties. Anyone saying we should let a player of his experience who can cover probably four positions to at least a decent level, leave for nothing, is an idiot.

    Do I think we need to get a first choice RB in? Yep. Do I think it’s our most critical area of recruitment? No chance. Young and Dalot would be fine so long as the positions that really need improving are improved.

    I’d say we haven’t had a top right back since Gary Neville and we’ve got by.
  14. Feb 11, 2019
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    Sanchez, Di Maria, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Fred, Micky, Depay were all players we thought would improve us big time and cost lots of money. Sadly it didn't work out for any of those (Sanchez and Fred remains to be seen). If we had invested that amount of money in players that actually worked out, we probably wouldn't have this discussion. We have invested a lot, but got little return.

    Even if we are rich, we can't go out and buy 5-6 key players in one season. We need to improve RB, CB, RW, get a backup or starter for LB, get a backup for CM etc. It will take a few transfer windows to fix that. In that case, it's wise to keep the likes of Young.

    Darmian, Rojo, Valencia and Mata are leaving I think, with Fellaini already in China.
  15. Feb 11, 2019
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    There have been transfer mistakes no doubt but the fact remains we do have the money if what we made was plowed solely into the team and not divvy'd out into the pockets of the Glazers and share holders, but we are constantly having to taper our spending to feed these succubuses which is why we keep having to retain players like Young who aren't good enough. At the end of the day though this will only bother me if we don't buy a proper RB in the summer and just use Young as a back-up, if he's starting with the Captain's armband next season it'll be a big mistake IMO.
  16. Feb 11, 2019
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    Solid citizen, well deserved contract.
  17. Feb 11, 2019
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    RedDevilCanuck Quite dreamy - blue eyes, blond hair, tanned skin

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    His ability to play both sides makes this well worth as well as the fact he wont kick up a fuss if he doesn't start all the time.
  18. Feb 11, 2019
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    I wouldnt extend his contract but as long i dont have to watch him waving his arms whole 90 min, while clearly playing opposition player onside for that one year. We need first choice RB asap.
  19. Feb 11, 2019
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    Mr Anderson Eats, shoots, leaves

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    He's a great professional and gives his all. But going into next season with him as first choice RB hopefully wont happen.
  20. Feb 11, 2019
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    If we are still lining up next season with Young Jones and Smalling that's when these contract extensions become an issue for me
  21. Feb 11, 2019
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    I think that's very possible, we'll be looking to move those three on.

    One year for Smashley is fine by me. He'll play his part next year on and off the field but he shouldn't be in our first XI next year.
  22. Feb 11, 2019
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    Not sure why so many people hate on Young. I'm hard pressed to find many better FB's in the league. Amazing how we love to underrate our own players. Especially the ones who have been around for a long time...
  23. Feb 11, 2019
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    devilish Juventus fan who used to support United

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    1 year makes sense.
  24. Feb 11, 2019
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    Ødegaard formerly MrEriksen Scout

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    Good decision.
    No way we can afford to upgrade right-back, get a proper midfielder or two, a right-wing & possibly a high-class CB in the summer. Right-back is at least something that can be improved by a talent improving, and Young is a decent rotation-alternative for both right-back and left-back.
  25. Feb 11, 2019
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    He's a shocking defender for a club of our stature. Always gets caught out by a runner and a bit weak in the challenge when he does get there. Despite the lack of crossing ability at least he does get up the pitch and attempt something, unlike his predecessor.
  26. Feb 11, 2019
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    Bastian Full Member

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    Makes sense. Happy it's a 1 year deal.
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    Good thing. If we sign a RB, he will be cover for Shaw. Otherwise, he will share the RB duties with Dalot (and hopefully Dalot makes the position his own by this time next year).
  28. Feb 11, 2019
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    That's our back 4 sorted for the next season I guess. Get in.
  29. Feb 11, 2019
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    Think the club is sweating over the Valencia deal. Will he sign the 3+1 deal or will he not?
  30. Feb 11, 2019
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    I'm not sure if our fullbacks are limited or if there is a dearth of half decent options out there, it happens, there is similarly less supply than demand for defensive midfielders.

    Maybe pep was onto something when he paid fortunes for reliable options on the market.
  31. Feb 11, 2019
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    Alabaster Codify7 Full Member

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    1yr is fine. No massive issue with this.
  32. Feb 11, 2019
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    I get it. But if we have any title aspirations then he can only be a squad player next year
  33. Feb 11, 2019
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    Nikelesh Reddy Full Member

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    Nice,makes perfect sense....Since Valencia might leave this summer,it makes perfect sense to hang on to Ashley for another year.His experience and his ability to play well in both full back positions will definitely help next season...
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    Valencia Shin Crosses Full Member

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    That's not funny
  36. Feb 11, 2019
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    Sell him.
  37. Feb 11, 2019
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    JMack1234 Full Member

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    I don't mind Young as a squad player so i'm not too annoyed about this. Still, we cannot seriously be going into another season with him as one of our first choice options at full-back.
  38. Feb 11, 2019
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    peridigm Full Member

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    Good decision. Dalot will get more chances and grow into a starter. Besides, even if we do sign a starting RB next season, Young is a better backup to anyone else we currently have in that position.
  39. Feb 11, 2019
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    One year contract. He can cover cover both flanks. I am happy with this.
  40. Feb 12, 2019
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    Forever Young.