It may only be a pre-season friendly, but these Man Utd fans are not impressed with one man’s inclusion in the starting XI vs Perth Glory.
The Red Devils are set to step up their preparations for the new campaign with their first run out on their tour of Australia, with the clash against Perth an opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to assess his options and the fitness of key players.
At this early stage of the year, it’s about testing things out and ensuring his players are all gaining valuable match fitness to be ready for the new campaign to start.
Unfortunately for Ashley Young, the decision to name him in the starting line-up against Perth, as captain no less, hasn’t gone down well with the majority of fans leaving comments on the club’s official Twitter post, as seen below.
The defensive stalwart brings experience and leadership to the table, but at 34 years of age and coupled with the summer signing of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, it’s left some of these fans scratching their head and wondering why Young has still been named in the XI.
Ultimately, it wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if Solskjaer made wholesale changes as the game went on to give everyone a run out, while the expectation is surely that Wan-Bissaka will be the first-choice right back and Luke Shaw will be deployed on the left this season.
For now though, Solskjaer is just keeping things ticking over and is likely to try out different players over pre-season to ensure that he has a full squad at his disposal for the competitive games to come.
That isn’t much of a consolation to these fans though…
Not the point! Young shouldn’t be even at the club! Him and Jones in particular are literally stealing a living. Everyone knows it except solskjaer ?
— Jon knott ?? (@jonnyboy_25) July 13, 2019
MARTIAL NUMBER 9, WHY THE FUCK IS YOUNG STARTING?
— ¹¹? (@BeastMartial) July 13, 2019
— ‘Drawty’ (@DrawtyDevil) July 13, 2019
jones x young what a fucking duo easy w today
— EK10 (@EKWazza) July 13, 2019
Aite imma just say what each and every one of us is thinking
WHAT THE ABSOLUTE F*CK IS THAT??????
— Aviral Sharma (@aviral_sharma23) July 13, 2019
Young is still our captain. Shit. ? ? ? ?
— Nii Adjetey Cleland ?? ??™ (@adjetey_cleland) July 13, 2019
Young’s gonna get exposed by cricketers ?
— Harrison Senpai (@HarrisonSenpai_) July 13, 2019
Ashley Young & Phil Jones start. pic.twitter.com/nT3Y2VIm31
— Ryan. ? (@Vintage_Utd) July 13, 2019
Young ? Seriously ?
— ??E??Y ????????? (@Shezzy_10) July 13, 2019
We signed a right back just so young can play left back ?
— Harry (@hxrry_mufc) July 13, 2019
Ashley Young. Captain of Manchester United in 2019. pic.twitter.com/0XtntRLtwh
— Daniel (@UtdDxn) July 13, 2019
Fucking Ashley young ?????
— Kartik Sood (@Kartik_Sood_) July 13, 2019
Young, STILL? This is beyond a fucking joke now.
— Scott (@Gobshitescotty) July 13, 2019
Wont be watching…not interested now that TRASHLY DUNG starts
— simon davidson (@Simon_Davids0n) July 13, 2019
Can u please sell fucking Ashley Young? Thanks
— Lunip (@medicenluna_mu) July 13, 2019