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Aston Villa: Star left looking furious after full-time

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Aston Villa defender Young was captured looking furious and upset after the final whistle as the visitors lost 2-1 to Wolves in the midlands derby. 

The wing-back has not had the best of seasons back in the Premier League since his return from the Serie A club in the recent summer transfer window, and after his display on Saturday, it does not look like improving any time soon.

Young has only managed just over a thousand minutes for the club, including nine starts as is often placed on the bench in favour of January signing, Lucas Digne. During his time on the pitch, he has only managed to average 0.8 tackles, 0.5 interceptions, and 0.2 blocks per game and has registered two assists across the entire season. (Whoscored)

Despite Villa’s improved form under new boss Steven Gerrard, currently sitting 10th in the league after 30 games, things have gone from bad to worse for the former England international after his own-goal against Wolves ended as the deciding goal which gave Wolves the win in the controversial game.

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This derby loss seemed to weigh heavily on Young as a video via Twitter shows him looking visibly upset and enraged by the result in which he had a big hand in.

TIF Thoughts on the Young…

While Young has had a generally impressive career, winning a Premier League title, Europa League title, a FA Cup with Manchester United, and a Serie A title with Inter Milan, the time of him being a serviceable member of a winning Premier League side seems to be over.

While he has achieved two assists for Villa this season he now has more own goals (1) and yellow cards (1) than goals (0), according to Transfermarkt. In fact, the last time Young managed to score in the Premier League was in the 18/19 season with United where he only managed two goals in 30 appearances for the Red Devils.

His chance for consistent football in the Premier League may well be over, but that does not mean his time as a professional is. There is still a player in Young, shown by his contribution to helping Inter win their first Serie A title in 11 years where he managed one goal and four assists in 26 appearances. He could certainly apply his trade in Italy once again or maybe even in the Championship if he is willing to take that step down, we will see.

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