Blomqvist admits he found it difficult to settle into life at United after his £4.4m move from Parma.
That Young has done the same, and flourished, makes his rapid acclimatisation even more impressive, according to Blomqvist.
He told the Manchester Evening News: "It was quite difficult because it's a huge club. For me, it took a little longer. Maybe I wasn't as good as him at finding my feet and it took me a bit of time really.
"There were a lot of big players and usually you have to take your time to get into it, at the club as well as in the team."