Ashley Young is seeking an exit away from Manchester United as he attempts to restart his stalling football career, reports the Sunday Mail.
The winger has been one of the few winners in Louis van Gaal's reshuffle to a controversial 3-5-2 formation. Although impressing in pre-season, it appears Young is not in the Dutchman's long-term plans at Old Trafford.
As a result, Young is ready to push for an exit in the January transfer window. The likes of Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton have been named by the same report as potential destinations.
Young was offered a reprieve after impressing on Manchester United's tour of America but the return the arrival of Angel Di Maria has thrown the 29-year-old further down the pecking order. Now Manchester United appear willing to sell the man who cost them £17 million in 2011.
Ashley Young allowed to leave in January, it is likely Young will have to take a significant pay cut to leave. None of the aforementioned trio could think of affording his current wages, but could offer him pride of place in the first team.
A return to Aston Villa would appeal to Young, but Southampton, who sit second in the table at the moment, could represent a better project to be a part of.
Young has so far played three games for Manchester United in the Premier League, but has mainly be drafted to cover for injuries at wing-back. Since the formation has changed, he has not played a single minute.