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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Young completes transfer to Man Utd


Manchester England — England winger Ashley Young became Manchester United's second major signing of the offseason on Thursday when he joined the Premier League champions on a five-year deal.

The 25-year-old Young is reported in the British media to have cost United £17 million ($27 million), even though he had only 12 months left on his contract at Villa.

Capped 15 times by England and able to play on either wing as well as in a central position behind the strikers, Young will add further strength to United's attacking options.

He will compete with Portugal winger Nani, Ecuador international Antonio Valencia and former South Korea star Park Ji Sung for a place on the first team.

The signing of Young was welcomed by United center-back Rio Ferdinand, who described his England teammate in a Twitter post on Thursday as "another top, hungry (and) young player."

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