Manchester United striker Michael Owen has welcomed imminent new signing Ashley Young from Aston Villa.

Young is expected to put pen to paper on a five-year contract at Old Trafford in the coming days for a reported fee of £15million.

Owen wrote on his Twitter page: "I see Ashley Young has undergone a medical today. Let's hope everything goes well as he would be a great signing for us."

The 25-year-old has just a year left on his contract at Villa Park and made it clear to the club he had no intention of extending that deal.

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