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Man United outcast latest to receive gigantic offer from China

There’s no doubt that the mega-bucks being currently offered by Chinese teams in the country’s Super League are incredibly tempting to players around the globe. Over the last eighteen months, we’ve seen Oscar, Jackson Martinez, Graziano Pelle and Carlos Tevez up sticks to China in order to earn upwards of £300,000 a week, and one of Manchester United’s most underutilised players of late is the latest player to be offered a massive deal to join in.

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Ashley Young has rarely featured under Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese took over at Old Trafford last May, so it’s no surprise to see speculation surrounding his future. The Sun are reporting that Shandon Luneng have offered the former Aston Villa winger £10m a year to join their ranks, with a guarantee of first team football offered to a player that has only featured for United twice in the Premier League this term.

There’s little chance of Mourinho standing in Young’s way if the player decided to accept the offer; the money being offered by Chinese players is unprecedented in football and helps to offset the Super League’s lack of prestige. Whilst players and clubs may need to be wary of a new rule imposed that limits the amount of foreigners that Chinese teams are allowed to field, according to BBC Sport, one suspects that Young may prefer a move to somewhere a little more local. At 31 years of age, he still has plenty to offer and could easily help a team in the lower half of the Premier League or the Championship.

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By Kevin T

Kevin Thatcher is a freelance journalist who's work has featured in various national and international publications, including Mail Online & The Mirror. Kevin has been a Manchester United season ticket holder in South Stand for many years, and writes for RedMancunian to combine both his love for writing, and club.

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