Ashley Young downplays feud with England teammate Dele Alli

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Heading to a first World Cup himself marks the continuation of Young's impressive rejuvenation, which last November saw him make his first England appearance in more than four years. "It's a World Cup, my first one - of course family and friends want to go to it".

Asked about England's chances, he said: "I think at times you need luck and sometimes you create your own luck".

He has featured in his country's past eight fixtures under Southgate, who has chosen the third-youngest squad England have sent to a World Cup.

Young has demonstrated his own determination by winning a place in the England World Cup squad, having been left in the global wilderness for four years.

"The World Cup can be a stage for him to show everyone just how far he has come since he made his debut".

In his time away from England, he has adapted to a change in role after switching from winger to wing-back at Old Trafford. That's just him. He's a fantastic talent and, for me, to have him in the squad is unbelievable.

"I don't pretend, I still see myself as an attacker, especially the way that we play with the full-backs or wing-backs high up", he said.

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Southgate's side will then play their first World Cup game against Tunisia on 18 June, four days after the tournament begins in Russian Federation.

Young responded by telling Alli: "Let me know when you win the Prem".

Young, an old head for England at the age of 32, is impressed by the "fantastic group" Southgate selected.

"A lot of people say he has to take it out of his game, but I think he's one of those players that plays on the edge".

"A lot of things have been said by previous players, but here everybody gets on with everyone", Young added when discussing club rivalries in previous England squads.

"Wherever the manager calls upon me to play I go and give 100% for the England shirt and to do as well as I can". We are focused on not just being out there - it's going there to try to win a World Cup and I have every confidence in everyone's ability in the squad that we can go and do that.

"He is always going to be someone that is going to divide opinion and I think he is comfortable with that".

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