Ashley Young Biography
Ashley Young (full name: Ashley Simon Young) is an English professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Manchester United and the English national team as a winger, a wing back or a full back. Young began his career at Watford and he made 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.
In January 2007, Young transferred to Aston Villa for a fee of £8 million. This amount rose to £9.65 million with add-ons. He established himself in the first team at Villa Park and in 2009, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award. He signed for his current club, Manchester United on 23 June 2011, for an undisclosed fee.
In English football, he has won every available trophy, winning the FA Community Shield in 2011, the Premier League in 2013, the FA Cup in 2016 and the EFL Cup in 2017. He also won the European silverware in May 2017 as part of the United squad that lifted the UEFA Europa League. Young represented England at under-21 level and has since earned 39 senior caps, with 7 goals.
Ashley Young Age
How old is Ashley Young? The English full back is 33 years old as of 2018. He was born on 9 July 1985 in Stevenage, United Kingdom.
Ashley Young Family
Young was born in a family of four sons of Luther Young, a Jamaican-born man. The family lived in Stevenage, Hertfordshire where young was born and brought up in. He has three siblings: all brothers. He has one older brother and two younger ones who also play football.
His brother by the name Lewis Young debuted for Watford football club in 2008 while Kyle Young was training with Arsenal Academy in April 2009.
Ashley Young Wife
The Manchester United full back is married to Nicky Pike since 2015 at the plush Stoke Place hotel, Buckinghamshire. The couple began their relationship while they were still in school. Together, they are parents to two children; son Tyler and daughter Ellearana.
Four years prior to their wedding in 2015, Nicky and Young had planned their first wedding before the £200,000 event was called off. The ceremony was scheduled to take place at The Grove Hotel in Watford in 2011 but it was shockingly called off just 48 hours before the day. When he was asked to comment on the issue, he refused to.
Ashley Young Height
Young is 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) tall.
Ashley Young Watford
Young joined the Watford academy system at 10 years of age. He developed there until the summer of 2001, when he was informed by the club that he wouldn’t receive a full scholarship and could look for another team. Despite being turned away, Young stayed on at the club on a part-time basis and endeavoured to improve himself as a player and prove he could make it to the first team.
He started to train with the Under-18s, despite being 16, and was starting games by the end of the season. He progressed on to the Under-21s and was eventually offered a professional deal by the club. The 18-year-old was handed his first-team debut 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.
Under Aidy Boothroyd in the 2005–06 season, Young was given a new lease of life as a striker and right winger. Young started 41 League matches, finding the net 15 times, including a playoff semi-final goal against Crystal Palace, as Watford qualified for the play-offs and eventually beat Leeds United 3–0 to gain promotion to the Premier League.
During that season, Young scored a number of spectacular goals, including free-kicks against Plymouth Argyle and Leeds, a shot into the top corner from 30 yards out against Coventry City, and a curling shot against Queens Park Rangers. It was during this season, though, that Young was sent off for the first time in his career, in the local derby away at Luton Town.
Young began Watford’s 2006–07 Premier League season well, scoring three times in the league, including a last minute strike in a 3–3 draw with Fulham (he had also scored Watford’s second goal in the match), and a goal against Middlesbrough , in Watford’s first win of the season in October. He also scored a free-kick in the League Cup. In the January 2007 transfer window, three unnamed clubs made £5 million offers for the under-21 international.
Watford rejected these approaches, as well as an offer of £7 million, again from an unnamed club. An improved offer of nearly £10 million from West Ham United was accepted. However, Young rejected the move, opting to wait for offers from clubs for whom relegation was not an issue.
Ashley Young Aston Villa
On 23 January 2007, Aston Villa completed the signing of Young for a fee of £8 million (rising to £9.65 million with add-ons). At the time, this was the highest fee Aston Villa had ever paid for a player. On 31 January 2007, he scored on his debut for Villa at St James’ Park against Newcastle United, but Villa went on to lose 3–1. Young started the 2007–08 season well, receiving several Man of the Match awards, culminating in a call-up to the England squad.
In the 2007–08 Premier League season, Young finished second to Cesc Fàbregas in assists with 17. He was included in the Premier League Team of the Year, and apart from Portsmouth’s David James, was the only other player who did not come from any of the ‘Big Four’ (Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United) to make it into the best XI of the season.
On 20 April 2008, Young scored two goals and assisted two others for Aston Villa against Birmingham City at Villa Park and Villa went on to win the match 5–1. He also scored the winner against Danish club Odense Boldklub in Villa’s home leg of the UEFA Intertoto Cup third round.
On 10 October 2008, Young won the Premier League Player of the Month award. This was due to his performances in the 2008–09 Premier League season. Having also won the award in April 2008, Young joins the list of players who have won the award more than once including Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard.
On 7 December 2008, in the 3–2 win over Everton, Young scored two goals, one being an injury time winner after Everton’s Joleon Lescott had equalised seconds earlier putting his tally for the season up to five. Manager Martin O’Neill later described the player as being ‘world-class’ in the post-match press conference. Young signed a new four-year contract until 2012 on 4 November 2008.
On 10 January 2009, Young was again awarded the Premier League Player of the Month award for December, along with O’Neill, who won the Manager of the Month award. He became the first ever player to win three Premier League Player of the Month awards in the same year. During a match against Sunderland on 18 January 2009, Young was sent off for a two-footed foul on Sunderland’s Dean Whitehead. On 26 April 2009, he won the PFA Young Player of the Year award.
On 24 August 2009, Young scored a penalty as Aston Villa won 3–1 against Liverpool at Anfield. He did, however, miss a penalty three days later in a home tie in the UEFA Europa League against Rapid Wien. Young won two penalties in the first half of the match (one that he missed, the other that was converted by James Milner) as Aston Villa were eliminated from the tournament on the away goals rule.
During the 2010–11 season, Young became vice-captain of the club and played in a new free role behind the striker, allowing him to move from wing to wing and through the centre. Young scored his first goal of the 2010–11 season with a direct free-kick in the Premier League match at home to Bolton Wanderers on 18 September 2010. He ended the season with nine goals and fourteen assists in 39 appearances for Villa in all competitions.
With one year left to run on his contract, Young stated that he would not make a decision on his future until the end of the season. On 20 June 2011, new Villa manager Alex McLeish admitted that he was resigned to losing Young, stating, “It’s not confirmed yet but it does seem likely.”
Ashley Young Manchester United
On 23 June 2011, Young completed a move to Manchester United for an undisclosed fee, reportedly between £15 million and £20 million, having passed a medical the day before and beating Liverpool to the signing. He signed a five-year deal with the club. He was handed the number 18 shirt previously worn by Paul Scholes. He made his debut for United in a 3–2 derby win over Manchester City in the 2011 FA Community Shield, playing the full 90 minutes and making an assist.
He made his league debut for United against West Bromwich Albion on 14 August 2011, setting up the first goal for Wayne Rooney and forcing an own goal after a run down the left flank and cross, in a 2–1 away win. He scored his first two goals for United on 28 August in an 8–2 victory against Arsenal at Old Trafford.
Both occurring after cutting inside from the left flank and bending two right foot shots into the far corner. Young made his debut in the UEFA Champions League on 27 September 2011, scoring a headed goal in the 90th minute to help Manchester United to a 3–3 draw against Basel. After a long term injury, Young returned on the field at Stamford Bridge in a 3–3 Premier League draw against Chelsea on 5 February 2012.
On 16 February, he scored a goal for the lead in a Europa League 2–0 away win against Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena. On 4 March 2012, Young scored two goals and made an assist against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in a 3–1 Premier League win. On 2 April, he scored in a 2–0 win against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park.
After playing the position in pre-season, Young started in Louis van Gaal’s first competitive game on 16 August 2014 as a wing back in a 3–5–2 formation, which saw United lose 2–1 to Swansea City. He suffered a hamstring injury during a 1–1 draw against Stoke City on 1 January 2015.
Young made his return on 3 February in a 3–0 win against Cambridge United, coming on in the 81st minute for Marcos Rojo. On 4 March, Young scored his first goal of the season in a 1–0 victory over Newcastle United. On 12 April, he was named Man of the Match after he scored the equalising goal and provided two assists in a 4–2 home win over Manchester City.
He played an instrumental role in United’s 2–1 win over Crystal Palace on 9 May, with him winning a penalty which Juan Mata converted and providing the assist for Marouane Fellaini‘s header, leading to him again being Man of the Match. In the following match on 17 May, Young again provided an assist, this time for Ander Herrera’s volley against Arsenal, which finished in a 1–1 draw. Young spent the season playing both on the wing and at wing back under Van Gaal, the latter being a position which the manager felt was his best.
On 7 August 2015, Young signed a new three-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at the club until June 2018, with the option to extend a further year. Young’s appearances at the beginning of the season were slim, with him making only one start in United’s opening seven Premier League games, this being in the opening game on 8 August 2015, a 1–0 win against Tottenham Hotspur.
On 12 September, Young played through debutante Anthony Martial to score his first goal for United in a 3–1 victory against rivals Liverpool. Young returned to the starting XI at left back on 4 October against Arsenal, ending in a 3–0 defeat the Emirates.
He started at right back against West Brom on 7 November, which ended in a 2–0 win for United; this was a position he frequently played during November, December and January due to injury to Antonio Valencia. On 2 January 2016, Young assisted Anthony Martial with a cross into the box to open the scoring against Swansea City, with the game ending in a 2–1 win for United.
Young suffered a ‘severe groin injury’ against Liverpool on 17 January which led to him being sidelined for several months. He made his return on 10 April against Tottenham Hotspur, replacing Marcus Rashford at half time, playing upfront in a 3–0 defeat. The decision to play Young as a striker saw Van Gaal face heavy criticism, however the Dutchman defended his actions by explaining he “wanted more running in behind.”
Young scored his only goal of the season on 17 May, the last day of the Premier League, in a 3–1 win against Bournemouth after coming on as a substitute for Anthony Martial. On 21 May, he won the FA Cup after defeating Crystal Palace 2–1 in the final after extra time, playing at both striker and left back after replacing Marcus Rashford in the 72nd minute – marking his third domestic trophy with the club.
The appointment of José Mourinho as manager led to Young’s game time being limited in the first half of the season. His first appearance was on 15 September 2016 in the Europa League against Feyenoord, coming on as a 63rd-minute substitute for Juan Mata in a 1–0 loss. His first start was against Northampton Town in the EFL Cup on 21 September, with Young playing on the wing in a 3–1 victory.
Young featured in the next two games as a substitute, against Leicester City in a 4–1 league victory on 24 September and on 29 September against Zorya Luhansk in a 1–0 win in the Europa League. From October to January, Young managed to only make four appearances – all of which came as starts at wing back or at full back. Despite being limited for chances, one of these came against rivals Liverpool on 17 October, in a 0–0 draw at Anfield.
His next start came against Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup on 19 February 2017, playing the full 90 minutes in the 2–1 away win. After this game Young started to play far more regularly, featuring heavily in March and April. He was an unused substitute for the 2017 EFL Cup Final against Southampton on 26 February, which United won 3–2.
Young made his first assist of the season on 19 March against Middlesbrough, crossing the ball to Marouane Fellaini, who headed in the opening goal of a 3–1 victory. On 16 April, Young captained Manchester United for the first time in a 2–0 win against Chelsea. His season ended after suffering an injury against Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final first leg on 4 May, after coming on for Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the 78th minute.
Young’s first start of the campaign came at right back on 12 September 2017 in a 3–0 win against Basel in the Champions League, assisting with the opening goal with a cross to Marouane Fellaini in the 35th minute, he was also captain for the match. His performance led him to start at left back in United’s 4–0 victory over Everton on 17 September. On 28 November, Young scored a brace for the first time since March 2012 against his former club Watford, the opening two goals, one of them being a 30-yard freekick into the top left corner, in a 4–2 win at Vicarage Road.
Ashley Young England
As a result of his form for Watford during the 2005–06 season, in February 2006 Young earned a call-up to Peter Taylor’s England Under-21 League squad to face an Italian Serie B squad alongside teammate Chris Eagles. Young started alongside Eagles in the 1–0 win, playing the first half. His continued form into the 2006–07 season earned him a first England under-21 call-up to face Switzerland in September 2006.
Young played the last 15 minutes of the match as England scored a late goal to win 3–2, topping their group, and reaching a play-off for a place in the 2007 UEFA European Under-21 Championship. At the finals, Young played three times. He took part in the semi-final penalty shoot-out against hosts Netherlands, scoring twice in the shoot-out as England lost 13–12. From 2006 to 2007, he earned 10 caps for the under-21s.
On 31 August 2007, Steve McClaren called Young up to the full England squad for the first time, to face Russia and Israel in the UEFA Euro 2008 qualifiers. He was again called up for the Euro 2008 qualifiers to face Estonia and Russia. On 16 November 2007, Young made his international debut, by coming on as a half-time substitute for England in a friendly against Austria.
He has since appeared in the England friendly against Germany in November 2008, coming on as a second-half substitute. He was also part of the starting XI in Fabio Capello’s England squad in the friendly against the Netherlands at the Amsterdam Arena on 12 August 2009. Young did not make the cut in Capello’s 30-man squad for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
On 12 October 2010, Young made his first start for England in a Euro 2012 qualifying match against Montenegro. He scored his first international goal in a friendly away to Denmark on 9 February 2011 in Copenhagen, which was the winning goal.
Young also scored again against Switzerland on 4 June 2011, as he got the equaliser with a volley from the edge of the area, after coming off the bench for Frank Lampard at half-time. On 6 September 2011, Young scored the only goal for England in a Euro 2012 qualifying 1–0 win against Wales.
On 7 October 2011, he scored England’s first goal away against Montenegro, and set up Darren Bent for the second. England drew the match 2–2 to secure qualification for UEFA Euro 2012. On 29 February 2012, Young scored his fifth international goal in a 3–2 home loss to the Netherlands in a friendly match played at Wembley Stadium.
On 26 May 2012, Young scored his sixth, as well as his fourth straight, international goal in a UEFA Euro 2012 warm-up match against Norway. He became the first English footballer since Wayne Rooney to score in four straight international appearances.
In his next match for England against Belgium he provided the assist for England’s first goal. Young played in all four of England’s matches at Euro 2012, culminating with a quarter-final defeat to Italy on penalties; Young was one of two England players to miss his penalty as Italy won 4–2 to reach a semi-final against Germany.
After not being called up to the national team for almost 4 years, he was recalled by Gareth Southgate for the friendly matches against Germany and Brazil on 2 November 2017. He featured in the latter game on 14 November, coming on for Ryan Bertrand in the 80th minute and seeing out a 0–0 draw.
Ashley Young Salary
Young receives a weekly wage of £110,000 from Manchester United. This translates to $18 million dollars. in a year.
Ashley Young Net Worth
Young’s net worth is estimated at $237 million USD.
Ashley Young Stats
Ashley Young Transfers
Ashley Young Dive
24 Apr 2015
In the same interview Young, whose habit of diving in an attempt to win illegitimate free-kicks and penalties became so alarming that even former manager Sir Alex Ferguson had to admonish him for it, said it was not up to him to declare whether or not he was guilty.
Young said it was for referees to discern whether he was diving or not, and appeared to reject any notion that players had any responsibility to protect the integrity of the game over simulation.
He said: “Everyone is entitled to their opinion but, for me, it was always down to the referees to give decisions.”
Ashley Young Injury
Ashley Young Number
Manchester United F.C. / Defender
England national football team / Defender
Ashley Young FIFA 19
Ashley Young plays as a Full Back for Manchester Utd in England. His overall rating in FIFA 19 is 79 with a potential of 79. Young has got a 4-star skillmoves rating. He prefers to shoot with his right foot. His workrates are High / Medium. Young’s height is 175 cm and his weight is estimated at 65 kg according to FIFA’s database. Currently, Ashley Young is playing with number 18. His best stats are: Curve: 86, Crossing: 83, Reactions: 80, Aggression: 79, Short Pass: 79.
Ashley Young Goal
Ashley Young Facebook
Ashley Young Twitter
Ashley Young Instagram
Ashley Young News
June 2018, 12:39 pm Updated: 10th June 2018, 1:49 pm
Ashley Young says England’s ‘unbelievable’ team spirit, togetherness and winning mentality is better than anything he has seen before with the national team.
Anticipation for the Group G opener against Tunisia on June 18 goes up a notch when Gareth Southgate’s men jet out to Russia on Tuesday to continue a preparation camp that has so far impressed in terms of quality and kinship.
The England manager has spoken glowingly about the way his players have come together and the group’s elder statesman echoes those sentiments. It is 11 years since Young won the first of 34 caps for his country, which came during a time where cliques and club rivalries were said to have been prevalent in the national squad.
“I would say it is different,” Young said.
“I think a lot has been said about staying in cliques and teams staying in teams, but I’ve not seen that at all here.
“Everyone gets on with everyone, and there is not a bad person in the squad.
“Everybody wants the end result, and everyone wants to go and win.
“In training we have a few five-a-side games, and everyone wants to win.
“But that’s just the way it is and if you’ve got that in training, that hunger and that desire to win, and you can take that into a big tournament like the World Cup it can only set you in good stead.
“Everybody was a fan. Everyone has got the buzz of gong to a World Cup and the togetherness that is here in the squad is unbelievable.”
For the 32-year-old, this summer presents an opportunity that looked to have passed. There were 1,526 days between Young’s 30th and 31st caps, but impressive form for Manchester United as a remodelled full-back saw him receive a long-awaited England recall in November.
Fine form and versatility eventually saw the winger-turned-defender get the nod alongside Danny Rose at England’s left-backs for the World Cup – a first chance to shine on the global stage and one he intends to grab with both hands.
“I think a lot is about skill, but it comes with that hard work, determination, hunger and desire,” said Young, who missed a penalty in England’s Euro 2012 quarter-final shootout exit to Italy.
“I’ve still got that winning mentality. I still want to win things.
“I am not just going to the World Cup just to say ‘yeah, I played in a World Cup’. I want to go and win.
“The inspiration of 1966 is incredible and seeing them videos – I won’t say DVDs because it was VHSs back then, I know them days.
“The excitement is still there, and I am ready. More than ready.
“It feels unbelievable. As a kid, I always thought about playing in the World Cup from the young age of five, six, seven.
“I think if you saw my Instagram post, I think that said it all.”
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl.
2. Things Girls Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 20 Things Women Should Never, Do.
4. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Do.
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl.
6. 25 Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
7. Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do.
8. 10 Things that are Killing Your Kidneys.