Sir Alex Ferguson is delighted with the instant impact Ashley Young has made for Manchester United, having finally brought the winger to Old Trafford.
Young joined the Red Devils from Aston Villa for £17 million in June, having been in the sights of Ferguson for a number of years.
United had attempted to sign the 26-year-old from Watford prior to his move to Villa Park in 2007, but were unable to prevent Young moving to the midlands.
However, United kept track of Young and, as he neared the end of his Villa contract, the Barclays Premier League champions made a concerted effort to sign him once more.
It hasn't taken long for Young to vindicate the hefty fee used to bring him to Old Trafford - having been United's stand out performer so far this season.
And Ferguson has been particularly pleased with the form of his summer recruit.
"He’s done very well," said th United boss. "With his versatility and his understanding of the game.
"Obviously we tried to get him a few years ago from Watford but we were just a bit late.
"But he’s matured at Aston Villa, his form last season was fantastic considering they had a difficult season and since he’s come to us, he’s taken to the challenge really well.
"Some players come to a club like ours and find it difficult to settle in but, in the case of Ashley, he’s done very well."
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