Inter Milan have confirmed the signing of Ashley Young from Manchester United on an initial six-month contract.

The 34-year-old underwent a medical in Milan on Friday and becomes the third United player to join Inter this season, following Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to the San Siro.

"Ashley Young is officially an Inter player," Inter said in a statement.

"The English defender arrives from Manchester United and has signed a contract lasting until 30 June, 2020 with an option to extend for a further season."

Young is the third English player to play for Inter following Gerry Hitchens, who joined from Aston Villa in 1961 and former United midfielder Paul Ince, who spent two seasons at Inter after signing in 1995.

Young made 202 starts for United and a further 59 appearances as a substitute after joining them from Watford in June 2011.

Inter added: "As a keen campaigner against racism, Young has led from the front for Manchester United - recently wearing the captain's armband for the past three seasons.

"However, he's now ready for a new adventure and on behalf of the entire Nerazzurri family, we'd like to wish our new signing all the very best."