Both Watford and Everton are keeping a close watch on Manchester United star Ashley Young prior to this summer’s transfer window. The England international has recently overcome a hamstring injury sustained in the Europa League semi-final clash against Celta Vigo last term.
Young, 32, took part in United Under 23s clash against Swansea City at the Leigh Sports Village last week, which was his first competitive action since returning to first-team training.
According to The Sun h/t The Star, the experienced attacker was closely watched by both Everton and former club Watford, who are looking for further reinforcements ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
However, Young appears no closer to leaving Old Trafford in the transfer window as he will have the option of extending his contract until 2019 with the help of a clause in his previous contract.
Young was efficient when called upon to perform the full-back duties last term, and Mourinho recently hinted that he could make use of both Young and Shaw for the tight schedule following the international break.
The Stevenage-born ace has managed 164 appearances across all competitions for United since arriving from Aston Villa for £16m in the summer of 2011. He was linked with a proposed move to the Chinese Super League earlier in February, but Mourinho managed to convince him to stay put at the club.