Ashley Young: English footballer's career
Ashley Young is a football player from England who plays inAs a winger, right midfielder and defender at the club Manchester United. Since 2007, stands for the national football team of England. The player's height is 175 centimeters, weight - 66 kilograms. As part of the "Red Devils" is played under the 18th number. Footballer is characterized by high speed, skilful dribbling and excellent scoring chances. Due to his phenomenal football qualities, he is a master player of the right flank - he is able to impose a fight both in attack and in defense.
Biography: the beginning of a football career at Watford
Ashley Young was born on July 9, 1985 in thethe city of Stevenage, England. From early childhood, he began to be interested in football. He is a pupil of "Watford", in the youth team of which he performed in the period from 2000 to 2003. In the "hornets" debuted at the beginning of the 2003/2004 season in a duel against the club "Millwall". In the debut season of the First English League entered the field 5 times (all with substitutions) and scored three goals scored. In the 2004/2005 season, Watford began to play in the Championship. During the season, the player took part in 34 matches. Despite the fact that Ashley Young failed to score a single goal, he was awarded the title of "Best Young Footballer of the season". The following season became more successful for "Watford" and, in particular, for Ashley. The team became the league champion and secured a ticket to the Premier League, and the player played in 39 matches and became the author of 13 goals scored. In total, the "hornet" held 98 fights and scored 19 goals.
Career at Aston Villa
In January 2007, Ashley Young, whose statisticswas the best among the players, "Watford" in the last championship, signed an agreement with the club Aston Villa. Transfer transfer cost the "lions" of 8 million pounds sterling (under the terms of the contract it was stipulated that with the progressive winger game the amount could increase to 10 million, which subsequently happened). Eight days after signing the contract Ashley Young debuted in a match against the club, "Newcastle United", which marked the debut goal, but "Villa" lost by 3-1. In the following season, Young became a regular base player, you can even say that the key. One has only to remember a stunning free-kick goal against Blackburn Rovers, a double in the match against Birmingham and everything immediately becomes clear. He played in 37 Premier League games and recorded 9 goals to his account. Thanks to a successful performance in the 2007/2008 season, Ashley Young was called to the England squad. In total, during the period from 2007 to 2011, he played 157 matches in the "lions" and scored 30 goals.
Career in Manchester United
June 23, 2011 Ashley Young joins the "Reds"devils "for 20 million euros, signing a five-year contract. Debuted in the Community Shield Cup in the Manchester derby against Manchester City, the match ended with a victory of "MU" with a score of 3-2. It rarely happens when a player makes his debut for a new club and immediately becomes the owner of the Super Bowl of England.
August 14, played his first match in the Premier Leagueagainst the "West Brom" (victory 2-1). In total, from 2011 and at the time of October 2017, I played 125 games for the club and scored 11 goals. With the "reds" he won five trophies: the Premier League (2013), the winner of the FA Cup (2016), the Cup of the Football League Cup (2017) and the Community Shield (2011), as well as the winner of the League Cup UEFA Europa League (2017th).
Performances for the national team
In August 2007, the head coach of EnglandSteve McClaren called Ashley Young as part of his team. This event happened on the eve of the qualification for the 2008 European Championship, the British were facing fights against Russia and Israel. The debut for the "Three Lions" was held on November 16 in a friendly match against Austria.
His first goal was registered in February 2011 ina duel with the Danish national team. At the 2012 European Championship held in Poland and Ukraine, Ashley Young played all possible matches, including a quarter-final match against Italy, in which he failed to realize the penalty shootout.