Former Manchester United captain Ashley Young has revealed the reason behind his decision to join Italian side Inter Milan in the January transfer window.
The Englishman admits that moving to Italy after spending his whole career playing in England has drastically changed his perspective about life.
Young also revealed limited playing time was a factor in his decision to quit Old Trafford as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was intent on promoting youngsters.
Speaking ahead of Inter Milan’s Europa League semi-finals against Shakhtar Donetsk, Ashley Young spoke about why he left Man United in January and revealed: “Obviously being in England all my life, it was a totally different change. But it was an experience that I jumped at. It was an opportunity for me to go and play regularly.
“I spoke to Ole and he said that I wasn’t going to play as much as I wanted to, and when you’re coming towards the end of your career you want to be playing as much as you can. I’m as fit as anyone and I feel like I’ve still got a lot to give.
“For me, age is nothing but a number. Ole said that he was going to bring younger players through and that I wasn’t going to have as many opportunities. When the opportunity arose to come to Inter, it was a no-brainer for me. I was like, ‘get me on the plane, get me out there. Get me signed on the dotted line’.”