Veteran Aston Villa fullback Ashley Young was a substitute during the second half of the Premier League clash with relegation-threatened Watford at the end of last week. The ex-Manchester United and Inter Milan player came on as a 65th minute substitute for Poland international Matty Cash against former club Watford in the league game which ended in a 1-0 win for the Hornets.

Ashley Young is back at Aston Villa for his second spell at the club. He joined them on a free transfer after his Inter Milan spell came to an end at the end of last season. He was part of the Inter Milan team that won the Italian Serie A title under Antonio Conte last season. Ashley Young started his career at Watford before he signed for Aston Villa in 2007. He spent four years at Villa Park before Manchester United signed him in the summer of 2011.Young was a Manchester United player for almost a decade before he signed for Inter Milan at the start of 2020.

Since his return to Villa Park, Ashley Young has made 15 appearances for Aston Villa in all competitions. 14 of the 15 games have been in the league with the other appearance coming in the Carabao Cup.

Ashley Young came on against the Hornets for his 14th Premier League appearance of the season, but he could not save his team from losing 1-0 at home to Watford. Nigerian attacker Emmanuel Dennis scored the only goal of the game on 78 minutes as the Hornets did the double over Villa for only the second time in the Premier League era with the first double coming in the 2015/16 season.

With the result against Watford, Aston Villa are winless in three Premier League matches. The Steven Gerrard-led Villa side have one win in their last eight games in all competitions.

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