Ashley Young praised Aston Villa fans for their treatment of Gareth Barry during Saturday's Intertoto Cup victory over Odense.

The Villa fans did their bit with a rapturous reception for a player many felt would never wear the claret and blue again.

"I have always said Gareth is a true professional," said Young. "He is always going to do his job in a professional way and that is what he has done.

"What is happening is between Gareth and the club. It has nothing to do with me. But he was always going to get a good reception from the fans.

"He has done well for the club. It was nice to see that being recognised."