Ashley Young
Young will take his United career into a seventh year. Getty Images

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has signed a new two-year deal, committing his future to the Old Trafford club until June 2018.

Young was due to be out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 campaign but has penned an extension which will take his career at United into a seventh year, with the option for a further 12-months

The 29 year old joined United from Aston Villa in the summer of 2011 and has since scored 13 goals in 115 appearances.

"I am delighted to have signed a new contract," he told the club's official website. "The spirit and motivation amongst this team is very high and we are all determined to make this a season to remember.

"All I have ever wanted to do is play football and to be able to continue to do that at the biggest club in the world means everything to me and my family."

The ex-Watford wideman was one of the success stories of Louis van Gaal's first season in charge, with Young's versatility seeing him feature in both wide positions and at wing-back.

As United qualified for the Champions League with a fourth place finish in the Premier League, Young played a key role, starting the club's final 13 games of the campaign.

"We are delighted that Ashley has signed a new contract," Van Gaal added. "Ashley is a very multi-functional player.

"He took to the wing-back position with great confidence and flourished on the wing throughout last season. Ashley is always very professional and has a great presence in the dressing room."

Young becomes the latest player to commit their future to United, after Michael Carrick, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones all signed extensions amid the club's transfer window bonanza.

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Sergio Romero, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay have joined United this summer as they attempt to bridge the gap to champions Chelsea.