Now the 24-year-old winger says the time has come for the club to taste success once again.
"It has been a long time since we have won something but Villa is a massive club and it belongs in finals like this," Young told The Guardian.
"We do want to change that part of the history that we haven't won anything since 1996.
"As players we want to write ourselves into the history books and bring some silverware and now we've got the opportunity."
Young is also looking forward to achieving his boyhood ambition of playing in a major final on the grandest stage in English football.
"I'll relish playing at Wembley in a major cup final," he added.
"It's a great achievement for me and it's why I became a footballer, because I want to win medals."
The World Cup hopeful admitted that he has suffered a dip in form this season, but believes recent changes are bringing out the best in him again.
"I think there's been a lot said about the way that I've played this season and how I've not been at the same standard as last season," Young said.
"But I go out there to do well for the club, and the manager always has faith in me to put me in the team.
"And I think if you look at my displays over the last couple of months, I have been delighted and the manager has been delighted and that's all that matters."
He added: "I think (recently) I have been a lot more direct when I've got the ball.
"That's my game, being direct and going at players. But there are obviously times where things are different and you have to work out a different strategy to break someone down.
"At times this season teams have doubled up or even tripled up.
"I can remember Portsmouth at home and coming in at half-time and the manager saying that I had three players around me."
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