Inter Milan have completed the signing of Ashley Young from Manchester United, the Serie A club have announced.

The full-back, who arrived at Man United as a winger, has left the Premier League club after eight-and-a-half years of service.

Ashley Young has left Man United, who he signed for in 2011

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Ashley Young has left Man United, who he signed for in 2011

Young joins the Serie A club on an initial six-month deal with an option to extend it a further year. He will wear the No.15 shirt at Inter.

On completing his move, Young left a heartfelt message to Man United fans.

He tweeted: “Every time I walked on the pitch wearing your shirt I gave you my all. Thank you for your support during the highs and the lows.

“I leave as one of you, see you again in an away end soon.”

Young shakes hands with Inter president Steven Zhang after completing his move

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Young shakes hands with Inter president Steven Zhang after completing his move

The 34-year-old arrived in Italy on Friday after the Red Devils accepted a £1.3million bid for the former captain.

Harry Maguire was named Man United’s new captain earlier on Friday.

Young becomes the latest player to swap Old Trafford for the San Siro, with Romelu Lukaku joining Inter for £74million last summer.

Meanwhile, forward Alexis Sanchez is spending the season on loan at Antonio Conte’s side.

Lukaku has been flying at Inter, scoring 14 goals in 19 Serie A appearances

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Lukaku has been flying at Inter, scoring 14 goals in 19 Serie A appearances

Stevenage-born Young, who has 39 England caps to his name, began his career at Watford and joined Man United from Aston Villa for £17million in June 2011.

He made 261 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring 19 goals.

Young won a Premier League winner’s medal in 2012-13, which was Sir Alex Ferguson’s final season as manager.

He also picked up winner’s medals in the FA Cup, League Cup and Europa League.


Young joins an Inter side fighting for the Serie A title in Conte’s first season at the helm.

They are currently sitting second in Serie A, just two points off leaders and reigning champions Juventus.

Inter could bring in two other players from the Premier League this month, alongside Young.

Tottenham midfielder Christian Eriksen and Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud are both on Conte’s radar.


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