Born and raised just outside of London, Ashley Young has today revealed that Arsenal’s Ian Wright was his boyhood hero. However, despite any possible aspirations of emulating his idol’s career, Young confirms that most lads his age grew up wanting to play for Manchester United.

“Ian Wright was my hero,” said Young. “But even then, if you asked most kids which team they would like to play for, quite a lot would say Manchester United. People judge me differently because I am at the biggest club in the world. I could tell the difference as soon as I got there. I wanted to go a club where I could win titles and medals and play in the biggest competitions. I have a chance to do that now.”