Ashley Young Targets Premier League Title Number 20 For Manchester United

Old Trafford new boy wants to stretch lead over Anfield rivals.

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Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young says he joined the Red Devils to win Premier League title number 20.

The 25-year-old penned a five-year contract to match his £16million transfer fee from Aston Villa after completing a medical.

Young scored 39 goals in 193 appearances but, significantly, only Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas has provided more assists in the last five seasons.

The England international became United’s second signing of the summer following the acquisition of defender Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers.

Manager Sir Alex Ferguson will hope Young can play a key role as he begins overhauling the squad which won a record 19th title in May.

Liverpool were also after him but now Young has set his sights on stretching United’s dominance over their fiercest rivals.

“The opportunity to come and play for one of the biggest clubs in the world is one I couldn’t turn down,” Young told MUTV.

“It’s a chance to hopefully become part of the history by helping to win the 20th title.

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

“I’ve got that opportunity now so I’ve just got to take it with two hands.”

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