Manchester United are set to trigger the option of extending Ashley Young's current deal by a year in order to keep him at Old Trafford until 2019.

Earlier in 2015, the former Aston Villa star signed a three-year deal with an option to extend it by a further year. His contract was set to expire after the end of the ongoing campaign, if the Red Devils opted against taking the extension.

According to the Daily Mail, the 20-time English champions are now set to reward Young by extending his contract by a year, with United manager Jose Mourinho impressed with his displays so far this season.

Young has started in 10 matches in all competitions, which includes eight starts in the Premier League, managing three assists in the process.The 32-year-old has been preferred in the left-back position, ahead of Daley Blind, Matteo Darmian and the struggling Luke Shaw.

Mourinho has taken advantage of Young's versatility by using him as a right-back, left-back and also as a winger this season, giving the Portuguese tactician more options while selecting his starting line-up.

Young is currently on a £130,000-a-week ($172,315 per week) salary and the extension will see him continue to earn the same wage at United.

His recent form for the Red Devils also saw him win his first England call-up in four years. Young came off the bench in the Three Lions friendly draw against Brazil at Wembley on 14 November.

Young becomes the second player, after Ander Herrera, to sign a contract extension with the club until 2019. The Spanish midfielder's current deal was also set to expire next summer, but United tied him down for a further 12 months as well by triggering a similar clause in his contract.

The Daily Mail also reported that Blind, Shaw and Juan Mata's current deals at Old Trafford will run down in 2018 and claimed that United could take up the option of further extending the trio's contracts by a year.

Ashley Young
Ashley Young is reportedly earning £130,000-a-week at Manchester United Getty