Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

Ashley Young signed on the dotted line for Manchester United today and instantly turned his thoughts towards helping the club capture their 20th top flight title.

The England winger, who has cost United around £17M to sign from Premier League rivals Aston Villa, also admitted that the chance to join one of the biggest clubs in the world was one he simply could not pass up.

"It’s a chance to, hopefully, become part of the history by helping to win the 20th title", Young told the club’s TV channel MUTV.

"It’s a prospect I always looked at from being a child: to play for one of the biggest clubs in the world."

Young becomes Sir Alex Ferguson’s second signing of the summer after the United boss snapped up England Under-21 defender Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers.

The former Watford winger’s arrival is sure to excite United fans and his speedy, tricky play, combined with an eye for goal, hands Ferguson another potent weapon to see off the challenge of the club’s rivals.

And at 25 years old, Young’s best days clearly lie ahead.

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