Ashley Young is a player that can ‘come in and make an impact’ at Everton.

Former Everton and Manchester United manager, David Moyes, was full of praise for the then-winger after a 2-0 win over Stoke City in 2013.

Young is set for his medical at Finch Farm today after agreeing a deal to join the Toffees on a free transfer.

The 38-year-old is nearing the end of his senior career after enjoying successful spells with Watford, Aston Villa, Manchester United and Inter Milan.

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Young lifted the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and Europa League during his time with Manchester United, where he spent most of his time further up the pitch.

Speaking on Young, who was then 27 years old, Moyes was complimentary of the England international’s impact on the team as they reached the League Cup semi-final.

“I have spoken to Ashley and I have said, make sure you do everything right. And he did,” said the Scot.

“He got kicked a few times and he went down, but he got back up and got on with it. He has shown he can come in and make an impact. That is what I need.

“We have got a lot of competition in wide areas at Manchester United, and a lot of players we can select from.

“If you want to get regular outings you need to score and you need to play well.”

Man United’s Ashley Young is far from the same Ashley Young that Everton will sign

Ashley Young has often been hailed for his performances and commitment during his senior career – hence why he has plenty of silverware and success to his name.

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The veteran spent nine years at Manchester United and, while he received plenty of criticism at times, he played a key role in their team and was very capable of ‘making an impact’.

While Young is still appreciated for his talent and hard work, the defender no longer has the same ‘impact’ that he did during his time at Old Trafford when he held a much more attacking contribution.

The former wide man has been used as a full-back for years now and has adapted very well to it, though it means that Everton won’t be getting the pacy player that he once was.

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