Jason Cundy has claimed that Ashley Young needs to be given ‘ a little bit of credit’.
Speaking on talkSPORT, the former defender praised Young for his ‘unbelievable’ career following his free transfer to Everton this week.
The 38-year-old joined the Toffees following his release from Aston Villa as he begins to come towards the end of an illustrious career in senior football.
After winning promotion to the Premier League with Watford and reaching the League Cup final during his first spell at Villa Park, Young went onto win the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield and Europa League with Manchester United.
The full-back then won the Serie A and also reached another Europa League final with Inter Milan before returning to the Midlands in 2021.
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Despite criticism of his move to Goodison Park, Cundy was eager to praise Young and believes he has been under underappreciated over the last 20 years.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Cundy said: “Can we just have a little round of applause for Ashley Young on what has been an unbelievable career at the highest level? Let’s give him a little bit of credit.
“What a career, the fact that we have got a club the size of Everton looking to sign him on a free transfer, it just pays testament to what he has done.
“They are signing the brilliant Ashley Young.”
Whilst not the most spectacular, Ashley Young is a very good signing for Everton
After a few years of horrific signings for Everton, it isn’t a surprise that some supporters were a little underwhelmed following Ashley Young’s arrival.
However, overall it looks like a very sensible signing, even at 38 years old.
Aston Villa fans were very impressed with the defender during his second spell with the club and he regularly found himself in the starting line-up.
While he doesn’t have the legs he did when he was at Old Trafford, Young could be a very useful and versatile asset to Sean Dyche, while he will also make a huge impact in the dressing room.