Ashley Young eyes former defender's off-field role at United

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has spoken of his desire to take over from Patrice Evra - as the club's dressing-room DJ!

Patrice Evra left Manchester United last week after finally agreeing a switch to Italian champions Juventus, after the Red Devils had earlier brought in Luke Shaw for around £30million from Southampton.

A popular figure at Old Trafford, Evra left the club after eight years of glittering service to a whole host of tributes, including from former teammate Young.

Evra recently managed to meet up with his old United pals in Los Angeles while on holiday with the France left-back passing by to say hello to the squad during their tour of the United States.

Speaking to the club's official website, Young said that he was delighted to see Evra, but admitted that he wanted to take the Frenchman's mantle as the pre-match DJ.

Young said: “It was really nice to see him. It was a nice touch for him to be able to come and say goodbye.

“He was fantastic for the club, a great servant, a great leader and a great person both on and off the field. I’ve got my fingers crossed for him that he can do as well for Juventus as he did for United.

“To be honest, I don’t think I even need to put my name forward for [DJ duty]. My name should automatically be on the list. In fact, it should have been there even when Pat was at the club!

“I’m confident I can do the job, but we’ll have to wait to see what happens on that front.”

United continued their pre-season preparations with a 3-2 win over Roma on Saturday evening, and Louis van Gaal's side play Serie A giants Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday before a mouth-watering clash with Real Madrid on Saturday.

The Red Devils kick off the new Premier League campaign with the first match of the new season at home to Swansea City on August 16.

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