Bent says England are benefiting with the way he has gelled with Young for Villa.
He told the London Evening Standard: "Since I have been at Aston Villa, Ashley has been brilliant. I have really got to know his style since I joined the club. Obviously I saw him from the outside before when I played against him and met up with England so I knew he was good.
"But when you see him every day like I've done at Villa you realise what a top top player he is. Ash can play behind the frontman or wide. He has vision and passing. There is not a lot he can't do on a football pitch."