Report: Crystal Palace fail in attempt to sign Manchester United's Ashley Young as Bolasie's replacement

Manchester United's Ashley Young

Crystal Palace have reportedly failed with a move to sign Ashley Young on loan.

Manchester United's Ashley YoungManchester United's Ashley Young

According to The Guardian, Crystal Palace have made a move to sign Ashley Young on loan – but Manchester United have rejected their request.

The Eagles lost on the opening day of the Premier League season as West Brom beat Alan Pardew's men 1-0 at Selhurst Park, and it was clear throughout that Palace still lack some quality in the final third.

Manchester United's Ashley YoungManchester United's Ashley Young

However, The Guardian note that star winger Yannick Bolasie is set to join Premier League rivals Everton having undergone a medical with the Toffees – and despite signing winger Andros Townsend this summer, Pardew appears to be keen on a direct replacement for Bolasie.

The Guardian's report claims that Palace have made an attempt to sign Manchester United winger Ashley Young, but the Red Devils aren't willing to let him go out on loan, and prefer to sell him.

Liverpool's Jordan Henderson and Manchester United's Ashley YoungLiverpool's Jordan Henderson and Manchester United's Ashley Young

Young, 31, joined United from Aston Villa back in 2011, and has notched 14 goals in 141 games for the Red Devils in his five years at Old Trafford.

Now behind the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Juan Mata, Anthony Martial, Jesse Lingard and Memphis Depay, Young's chances of playing first-team football under Jose Mourinho appear to be slim – and Palace were seemingly hoping to take advantage.

Manchester United's Ashley Young celebrates winning the FA Cup with the trophyManchester United's Ashley Young celebrates winning the FA Cup

However, it's claimed that Palace's loan bid for the former England international has been rejected, as United would prefer to sell the wide man before this month's transfer deadline.

A return to the South could be appealing to the Stevenage-born winger, and with Bolasie's £25m move to Everton set to be confirmed imminently, it remains to be seen whether Palace choose to splash their cash on a permanent deal for Young having been knocked back in their loan pursuit of the player.

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