Man United casualty linked to unexpected transfer return to Premier League side

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Aston Villa are keeping tabs on Manchester United winger Ashley Young as Tim Sherwood considers bringing the wideman back to Villa Park.

The winger enjoyed a renaissance of sorts under Louis van Gaal last season, after previously having appeared to have come to the end of the road under David Moyes.

In the 2013-14 season, he managed only 13 starts in the Premier League (as well as seven substitute appearances) and contributed two goals and one assist.

This was improved dramatically under van Gaal, as the England international registered five assists and two goals in 26 EPL outings, of which 23 were starts.

The Red Devils have already signed Memphis Depay during the current transfer window, and with Pedro rumoured to be following the forward to Old Trafford [Metro], Young’s time in the first team may be drawing to a close.

However, Villa may be set to provide the attacker a lifeline, with the Daily Mail [via the Mirror] noting that Sherwood was keen on bringing the ex-Villain back to Birmingham.

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The erstwhile Watford hero moved to Manchester for £17 million back in 2011 [BBC], but may soon be heading for a return to the Midlands.

Villa are flush with cash after offloading Christian Benteke to Liverpool for £32.5 million [BBC], but having also lost Fabian Delph and Ron Vlaar, Sherwood has various considerable areas of his squad to improve.

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