Ashley Young

Born: 9 July 1985
Nationality: English
Position: Winger / striker

Previous clubs
Watford 2002-2007
Aston Villa 2007-2011

23/06/2011 14:00, Report by L Kane, A Bostock

Video: Young in action

Ashley Young is one of English football's brightest attacking talents, with a proven ability to both create and score goals from a position on the wing, in midfield or as a second striker.

Now a regular member of the senior national squad, he has scored twice for Fabio Capello's England this year - in the friendly against Denmark in Copenhagen in February, and in the European Championships qualifier against Switzerland in June.

While at Aston Villa, Young was voted PFA Young Player of the Year by his fellow professionals in 2008/09. He was also named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year on two occasions, in 2007/08 and 2008/09.

Our free video shows the sort of skills that England, Watford and Villa fans have enjoyed in the past - here's to more of the same now Young is officially a Manchester United player.

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