Ashley Young ready to silence doubters after Villa return

Ashley Young ready to silence doubters after Villa return

Ashley Young has revealed he is ready to pick from where he left and help his team after completing a move to Aston Villa. 

Young returned to Villa from Inter Milan on a free transfer, signing a one-year contract with the option of a further 12 months. The former England international previously featured for Villa between 2007 and 2011 before moving to Manchester United. 

The 35-year-old spent 18 months with Milan where he helped them win the Serie A title. 

"It feels amazing to be back; it feels like I’ve not left," he told VillaTV.

"I’m just delighted to be back; seeing some old faces, being back at the training ground, seeing the facilities and how well they’ve grown."

"You can see how much the club has evolved since my time and I’m just ready to get down to work now."

On returning to Villa 

"When I heard of the interest from Aston Villa, it was straight to my agent: ‘get a deal done, whatever you can, get a deal done’. Watching from afar, seeing the squad, how well they did last season, how well they’ve been doing. The staff, the manager, how the players want to play for him; they’ve got that hunger, he’s got that desire, that winning mentality."

"And, for me, I know I’ve got that winning mentality. I think someone said (about me), ‘he’s coming to the end of his career’, ‘he hasn’t got that hunger anymore’, ‘he’s just going there for a swansong’."

"That’s not me at all, I’ve still got that winning mentality, that winners’ attitude, that desire and hunger to go and win."

Young will officially join on July 1 when his Inter contract has expired.

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