Former Watford player. Former winger. Now Man United’s left-back. Go figure.
If Watford fans thought seeing their former favourite son taking up a left-back slot was strange, what Young did in the first-half was really going to spin them out.
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Mr. Versatile put United ahead in the 19th minute with a sharp finish from the edge of the box.
Then, as if to really rub it in, he sent a ballistic free-kick past a stationary Heurelho Gomes six minutes later.
The whole of Hertfordshire stunk of top bins.
So good was Young’s free-kick that he was celebrating long before the ball hit the back of the net.
A good few seconds before Young’s shot whistled into the top corner he was sprinting off into the corner.
Take a bow, Ashley.
If you are wondering how Jose Mourinho reacted to the goal, it was exactly how you’d have expected him to.
Complete and utter shock.
It’s worth remembering that since Dele Alli told Young to ‘retire with a zimmer frame’ the 32-year-old has been recalled to the England squad and scored three goals in his last two games*.
Not bad for a grandpa.
*Yes, we are giving him that goal against Brighton.