– Ashley Young began his career at Watford after developing in their youth system
– He believes Watford – who have grown in the years since he left – will be tough
– Young also hailed the impact of their manager Marco Silva, who has them flying
Ashley Young is expecting a tough evening when Manchester United head to childhood club Watford.
The winger-turned-full-back joined the Hornets youth system aged 10 and was on the brink of being released at 16, only to grow and kick on to become a key first-team player.
Young eventually left for Aston Villa in 2007 but Watford retains a special place in his heart, even if the place is almost unrecognisable a decade on.