Ashley Young's Manchester United career could be brought to a rather abrupt end, with reports suggesting that the controversial winger could be sold in January.
28-year-old Young joined the Red Devils from top-flight rivals Aston Villa back in June 2011, but so far he has largely flattered to deceive at Old Trafford and has also become the subject of unwanted and wholly negative media attention due to his apparent diving exploits.
As well as being accused of taking a tumble a little too easily in a fixture against relegated Queens Park Rangers last season, England international Young - who has won 30 senior international caps for the Three Lions - was also booked for simulation in a match against Crystal Palace earlier this season and appeared to dive once again on Tuesday evening during Manchester United's goalless draw against La Liga outfit Real Sociedad.
Young's unsavoury antics appear to be alienating even the most staunch of United supporters, with former captain Roy Keane accusing the midfielder of 'conning' the referee earlier this week.
Following the latest furore, the Daily Telegraph suggest that the defending Premier League champions - who appear to have returned to form of late after enduring a hugely difficult start to life under David Moyes - could sell Young in January.
The same publication claims that the player - who has two-and-a-half years remaining on a deal worth a reported £75,000-per-week, could be offloaded as soon as January, but also concedes that a summer departure is the more likely scenario.