Odds cut: Watford new 7/2 favourites to sign Manchester United's Ashley Young

Ashley Young of Manchester United in action during the UEFA Europa League, semi final first leg match, between Celta Vigo and Manchester United at Estadio Balaidos on May 4, 2017 in Vigo,...

The Manchester United winger would be an excellent addition to the Watford squad.

Ashley Young of Manchester United reacts after a challenge by James Milner of Liverpool during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on...

Popular bookmakers SkyBET have installed the Hornets as the new favourites in the race to sign Manchester United winger Ashley Young, ahead of previous front-runners Aston Villa.

The 32-year-old moved to Old Trafford from Aston Villa in the summer of 2011, for a fee believed to be in the region of £17 million, and has gone on to be one of the Red Devils' most consistent performers, making 164 appearances for the club.

Ashley Young of Manchester United goes between Derrick Williams and Craig Conway of Blackburn Rovers (R) during The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Blackburn Rovers and...

The England international began his career at Watford, and made a name for himself with some scintillating displays in the left wing position at Vicarage Road, before moving to Villa in 2007.

And SkyBET believe that Young could very well be heading back to his former club, listing the Hornets as 7/2 favourites in the race to obtain his signature, ahead of the Villans at 8/1 and Newcastle United at 12/1.

Ashley Young of Manchester United signals to the bench that he has a problem during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton at Old Trafford on April 4, 2017 in...

The United ace would be an exceptional signing for Watford, and his ability to play in a variety of different positions would surely prove to be a major asset to Marco Silva''s men.

And if the Hornets boss can get a deal for Young over the line before the transfer window slams shut at the end of this month, it could turn out to be a signing of real significance for the Hertfordshire outfit.

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