Jose Mourinho has given updates on the future of Manchester United winger Ashley Young and paid tribute to his form throughout the season.

The England international was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson as a left winger but has since developed into a left-back and left-wing-back under Mourinho.

The 32-year-old has scored twice and produced 8 assists in 35appearances for the Red Devils this season.

Therefore, the Portuguese boss has admitted that the winger will once again be an important player in his squad next season.

“When I arrived, he was playing a few matches per season,” Mourinho told MUTV. “For the last couple of seasons, lots of injuries, lots of doubts, lots of question marks about his future at the highest level.”

“In two years, we managed to have him, even with the important injury he had at the end of last season, but we had him for lots of matches, being important, probably going to the World Cup [with Gareth Southgate’s England].”

“I think he’s better now than he was two years ago. That’s the way I see things and, next year again, he will be an important member of our squad. If he’s now on 200, I hope, next season, he goes into the fifties.”

Young, who joined United in 2011 from Aston Villa, has scored 16 goals in 199 appearances for the Red Devils.

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