Sunday, August 7, 2011

Ashley Young

Ashley Simon Young (born 9 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a winger for Manchester United and the English national team. Born and raised in Hertfordshire, Young started his career at Watford, making his first senior appearances in 2003 under the management of Ray Lewington. He became a first-team regular in 2004–05, and was one of Watford's key players in their promotion winning 2005–06 season. Young continued to play well for Watford in the Premier League, and in January 2007 he transferred to Aston Villa for a fee of £8 million, rising to £9.65 million with add-ons. He established himself in the first team at Villa Park, and has since earned 15 caps for England, scoring twice. On 23 June 2011, Young signed for Manchester United for an undisclosed fee.
Ashley Young Has top Skill
Despite having been turned away by Watford's Academy after an unsuccessful spell, Young endeavoured to improve himself as a player and was eventually offered a professional deal by the club. The 18-year-old was handed his first team début under Ray Lewington in September 2003, scoring as a substitute against Millwall.He achieved five substitute appearances that season, scoring three goals, and made his first start for the club in the League Cup. Young came to prominence in the 2004–05 season, playing a part in 34 of Watford's league matches as they struggled to survive in the Championship. Although he failed to find the net, his performance during this season earned him the club's Young Player of the Season award.
Ashley Young Serious Expression
On 18 January 2007, Aston Villa had an £8 million offer (rising to £9.75 million with add-ons), accepted—the club's record transfer fee. This allowed manager Martin O'Neill and the Aston Villa board to discuss personal terms with the player. Two days later O'Neill confirmed the player had agreed to join the club. Young underwent a medical on 21 January and the signing was confirmed on 23 January 2007.On 31 January, he scored in his debut for Villa at St James' Park against Newcastle United, but Villa went on to lose 3–1. Ashley Young started the 2007–08 season well, receiving several Man of the Match awards. The good start was highlighted by his call-up to the England Squad.
Ashley Young Great Performance
On 23 June 2011, Young completed a move to Manchester United, having passed a medical the day before. He signed a five-year deal with the Manchester club for an undisclosed fee.He made his debut on 13 July in a 4–1 friendly win against American club New England Revolution, playing 67 minutes on the right wing before being substituted..On 7 August 2011 he played a FA Community Shield match against Manchester city and won his first trophy with Manchester United.

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