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Manchester United's £8m star set for January exit

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young is set to leave Old Trafford with Aston Villa likely to lead the race for his signature, reports suggest.

According to the Daily Mail, David Moyes plans to re-generate parts of his current squad, with Young one of the players set to depart the defending Premier League champions in the new year. The same reports also suggest that Paul Lambert's Villains could be in line to bring him back to the Midlands.

28-year-old Young - who could reportedly command a fee of about £8 million - joined Manchester United from Villa back in June 2011, yet has largely failed to endear himself to fans at Old Trafford.

While he has certainly had no shortage of first-team opportunities during the ensuing four-year period, his performances on the flank have been hugely underwhelming and simply not up to the standard that one might expect of a United player.

Indeed, as well as disappointing with his poor performances, the England international has also provoked fury from his own supporters with a succession of unsavoury diving incidents - including those against both Crystal Palace and Real Sociedad earlier this season.

Quite whether Aston Villa fans would be content to take Young back from Manchester United, however, remains to be seen.

While he was undoubtedly one of the club's star performers prior to his move away from the club, he was roundly booed by supporters after making an appearance from the substitute's bench as Moyes' men recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory over Villa in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

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