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Ashley Young set for Manchester United exit - sources

Ashley Young expects to leave Manchester United in the summer and is ready to talk to other clubs in January, sources have told ESPN.

Young has six months left on his contract and will be allowed to leave Old Trafford on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The defender, who will turn 35 in July, does not expect to be offered a new deal with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's squad well stocked with full-backs.

However, the England international does not have plans to retire and there is interest from a host of Premier League and Championship clubs. He has also not ruled out playing abroad and his contract situation means he is free to negotiate with foreign clubs from Jan. 1.

Young has made more than 250 appearances for United since arriving from Aston Villa in 2011. He was named club captain after the departure of Antonio Valencia in the summer.

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After converting from a winger into a defender, Young made 30 Premier League appearances in each of the last two seasons. Competing with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw and Brandon Williams for a place at full-back this season, he has been restricted to 11 starts in all competitions.

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