Park, he won the 2009 PFA Young Player of the Year award and was declared "world class" by manager Martin O'Neill.
Soon earning more responsibility in a more central role, Ashley racked up the assists and goals during his final campaign for the Midlanders and was one of the Premier League's most productive performers.
By deciding not to sign a new deal, it became obvious that Young would join a top club and Sir Alex Ferguson was keen not to miss out, pushing hard to provide the bigger stage that had been craved for so long.
A match-winning assist on his Barclays Premier League debut at West Brom earned quick acclaim, but it was his sensational display in the 8-2 annihilation of Arsenal that proved he had genuinely arrived at M16. Later, and perhaps more notably, it was Young's goal that sealed the title-winning victory over Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
But after an impressive debut term, Young was struck by the injury curse throughout much of his second season, but did manage to play in exactly half of United's matches en route to securing