Young ready to talk future with Lerner

England forward Ashley Young is planning to hold talks over his future with Aston Villa chairman Randy Lerner now the season has ended.

Young, whose contract at Villa Park expires next summer, came off the bench to grab the equaliser for England in their European Championship qualifying draw with Switzerland at Wembley on Saturday afternoon.

The winger has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool in recent weeks and had intended to discuss his next move with Gerard Houllier only for the Frenchman to stand down on health grounds on Wednesday.

Former Watford man Young will now discuss the matter with club owner Lerner instead.

He said: "I’m going away on holiday but I said at the end of the season I would speak to the manager.

"That is where it stands. Now I’ll go back and speak to the chairman and we will take it from there."

Young certainly did his future prospects no harm at Wembley with a sparkling second-half display for his country – and he felt he had a point to prove to coach Fabio Capello after being left out of the starting line-up.

He had impressed in the previous Euro 2012 qualifier against Wales in March, setting up both goals in England’s 2-0 win.

Young said: "It was nice to get on the scoresheet. I was disappointed not to start but I took it on the chin.

"When you get the chance to come on, you just want to impress and I felt I did that today.

"The manager has named the team and you’ve just got to get on with it.

"I’ve got the character and the strength when I get my chance, to grab it with both hands and that’s what I did. I think I’ve shown that."

Young felt England had the chances to snatch victory after recovering from 2-0 down.

He said: "I felt after the equaliser that we created a few chances and we could have gone on and won the game.

"It is disappointing we didn’t take them and there are a lot of disappointed players in the dressing room."

Young was voted man of the match but admits he would have swapped personal glory for an England win.

He said: "I’m delighted at how things have gone all season and today.

"Getting the man of the match is nice but if you told me I could swap the man of the match for three points, I would have taken that."