Ashley Young is being rewarded for his resurgence at Manchester United with a new £6million (about Sh800 million) contract extension.

Young has made 10 starts this term for Jose Mourinho and broken back into the England squad.

Mourinho likes Young’s versatility and has now told United to take up the option on the 32-year-old’s contract.

Young’s £130,000-a-week deal at Old Trafford was due to expire next summer in 2018.

But United have an option to extend it for another year which they have now pledged to do on the same terms.

They are recognising Young’s ability to play four different positions for the side.

It will also reward the player as MirrorSport understands United rejected a significant bid for Young this summer.

Winger Young, who has 31 England caps, has been deployed as a wing-back on either flank by Mourinho.

He even played left-back in the 4-1 home win over Newcastle at the weekend in the Premier League.

Young got the nod ahead of Luke Shaw, who has made just two EFL appearances this term as Mourinho continues to push the youngster towards the exit.

A Premier League title winner with United in 2013, Young got the armband in the Champions League win over CSKA Moscow in September and has also won the FA Cup, EFL Cup, Europa League and Community Shield since joining from Aston Villa in 2011.

He was linked with a move from United in January amid domestic and overseas interest but his decision to stay and fight for his place has been vindicated.