Manchester United winger Ashley Young says he is looking forward to returning to Villa Park for the first time since moving to Old Trafford.
The former Aston Villa favourite will be lining up for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side on Saturday and wants to bag three points.
The 25-year-old was at Aston Villa for nearly five years and moved to Manchester United during the summer in a reported £18million deal.
“I’m excited about going back,” he said. “I have very happy memories of my time there and hopefully I’ll get a warm reception. But I’m just concentrating on going there and doing well.”
This excitement may be short lived as many have suggested some of the Villa Park faithful will attempt to make Young’s return as uncomfortable as possible.
Not all of the Villa contingent will be out to make life hard for the England international, however, as he says he still has ties to the midlands club.
“I’ve still got friends there who I speak to pretty much every week so it will be nice to go back there and see them,” he added.
“It will be even nicer if we come back winning. If we apply ourselves in the right way I’m sure we’ll get the three points.”
Young may also have to check his expectations as a Sir Alex Ferguson side has not won at Villa Park against the Villains since 2007, though they have avoided defeat there since 1999.
The former Watford starlet has also expressed confidence that Old Trafford will once again house the Premier League title, though admitted it is too early to say for sure.
“I don’t think you can talk about who’s going to win the league just yet. There are still plenty of games to play, plenty of points to pick up,” he cautioned.
“If we go about our job in the way we have done since the start of the season then we’ll keep picking up points and I’m sure the title will be coming back here.”