Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young is particularly excited for Saturday’s game against Watford, as Young started his career with the Hornets.
Young, 30, came up through the youth ranks at Watford and ended up spending a little over three years in the first team before leaving for Aston Villa in early 2007.
“I’m really looking forward to going back. It’s the club where I started and learnt my trade and, hopefully, it’ll be a nice reception… a better one than I get at Aston Villa anyway!” Young joked with ManUtd.com. “There will be quite a lot of my family going to the game, so it’ll be nice to go back.
“I started at Watford when I was 10 and left at 21, so I was there for a long time. It set me up and helped me get to where I am today and I thank everyone who was there at the time who I worked with.”
United sits in 4th place in the Premier League with 24 points. Newcomers Watford sits in 11th place with 16 points. Although United are heavy favorites, Young isn’t taking anything for granted as they head to Vicarage Road.
“It won’t be an easy match,” Young said. “A lot of people wrote them off at the start of the season but they’re a team that works hard and gets players on the ball, and they score goals.
“They’ve been in good form recently but hopefully we can go there and get the three points.”