|Date of Birth||9th July 1985|
|Place of Birth||Stevenage, England|
Ashley Simon Young (born 9 July 1985) is an English footballer who plays as a winger or second striker for Aston Villa. He started his career at Watford before joining Aston Villa in 2007 for a fee of £9.75M.
 Football Manager 2008
Ashley Young represents a new generation of English footballer. Being able to play on either side with equal proficiency make Ashley a great asset to any team. He starts the game at Aston Villa and is a little hit and miss for them as a first team regular, with Martin O'Neill preferring to play Agbonlahor and Barry on his flanks.
Willing to leave Villa to any top half club in the 3 major European leagues, Young will set you back around £25,000,000 at the start of the first season but is worth every penny. Later into the game you may be able to get him for less.
Young's strengths lay in his pace and crossing ability. Play him with some creative freedom, frequent forward runs and run with ball. An attacking mentality also helps.
 Key Statistics
DOB: 09/07/1985 Nationality: English Height: 5'9" Pace: 16 Crossing: 16 Acceleration: 18 Dribbling: 15