Young opens up about Man United exit and Inter Milan transfer
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Former Man United player Ashley Young has opened up about the conversation that led to him leaving Old Trafford.
Young was at United for nearly a decade before he moved to Antonio Conte’s Inter earlier this year.
He was a regular first team player under multiple managers before struggling with extra competition.
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And Young has now revealed the conversation with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that led to his departure.
He told Mirror: “Obviously being in England all my life, it was a totally different change, but it was an experience that I jumped at.
“It was an opportunity for me to go and play regularly. I spoke to Ole and he said that I wasn’t going to play as much as I wanted to.
“When you’re coming towards the end of your career, you want to be playing as much as you can. I’m as fit as anyone, and I feel like I’ve still got a lot to give.”
Young went on to say: “Ole said that he was going to bring younger players through and that I wasn’t going to have as many opportunities.“When the opportunity arose to come to Inter, it was a no-brainer for me. I was like ‘get me on the plane, get me out there, get me signed on the dotted line’.”
Young signed for Inter in January 2020 for a reported £1.3 million fee. He’s had a successful time in Italy so far, playing 18 times in his short spell.
Inter finished second in Serie A this season and just one point behind eventual winners Juventus.
Conte is trying to bolster his squad this transfer window to win trophies next season. They’ve been linked with a surprise move for Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante.
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