Manchester United have announced that Ashley Young has joined Internazionale.
The 34-year-old had been linked with a move to the Italian giants for the past week before the deal was completed on Friday.
Young joined Manchester United from Aston Villa in 2011 going on to make 261 appearances for the club, scoring 19 goals. He had been the club’s captain.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer explained that the former England international couldn’t turn this opportunity down at his age, telling the club’s official website:
“Ashley’s mindset was that he wanted to try a new adventure and he he’s approaching 35 now. He’s done a fantastic job and he’s served this club fantastically.
“I think it was an opportunity for him that we had to say yes to. We got a transfer fee for someone who’s been so loyal to the club.
“Good luck. That’s what Manchester United do, you have players for a long time and then they move on and someone else steps in.”
Ashley Young originally joined us as a right winger, but spent the last few years as a full-back, playing on both the left and right-hand sides of our defence. With Luke Shaw staying healthy in recent months and Brandon Williams starting to establish himself in the first team, Young was left to surplus to demand. He had still made 10 Premier League starts for us and a further two substitute appearances this season, as well as two starts in the Europa League and one in the FA Cup.
The experienced campaigner will join up with Manchester United loanees Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez at the San Siro, in an Inter side that sit second in Serie A, four points behind Juventus.