Manchester United fans are celebrating a vital victory over big rivals Liverpool after Jose Mourinho’s side won 2-1 against the Reds at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Strengthening their grip on second place in the English Premier League, United produced a disciplined performance to frustrate Jurgen Klopp’s outfit and pick up all three points.
The Red Devils surged ahead thanks to Marcus Rashford and then switched gears to defend expertly against their visitors’ frightening attacking talents.
Supporters had particular praise for the way Ashley Young defended against Mohamaed Salah, stopping the Egyptian sensation from adding to his 32-goal tally this season or even create a clear cut opportunity.
Young has been criticised in recent weeks, with many fans hoping to see Luke Shaw stake a claim for the left-back slot at United, but after his display against Liverpool, he’ll surely retain his place in Mourinho’s starting eleven.
Fans took to Twitter to discuss his performance…
What a top performance from Ashley Young today, absolutely bullied Salah from start to finish.
Lead by example 👊🏻🔴 #MUFC
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) March 10, 2018
Gotta give credit to the defence, was not confident they could handle the Liverpool front three but they did so superbly, extra praise for Ashley Young who’s had his critics including me but kept Salah out of virtually the entire game #MUFC
— SamiMUFC82 🇾🇪 (@SamiMUFC82) March 10, 2018
To think that Ashley Young who is neither a natural left nor United's first choice effectively pocketed the blazing Mo Salah goes to show the difference between Jose Mourinho's tactical abilities and Jurgen Klopp's.
I always knew Liverpool was gonna get beaten.#MUNLIV #MUFC
— OONI OF ABUJA (@Deji_Blissfield) March 10, 2018
#mufc are the only top six side Mo' Salah has failed to score against, which is testament to Ashley Young's brilliance today. Vindicated his selection amid the Luke Shaw clamour.
— Horpsey (@iam_Horpsey) March 10, 2018
— Sathya Kabra (@sathyakabra) March 10, 2018
Ashley Young emptying his pocket when he gets home: Keys. Phone. Wallet. Credit card. Mo Salah #mufc
— Ùnited Galàctico (@galactico_mufc) March 10, 2018
— 🇾🇪Abhilash 🇾🇪 (@FourFourTho) March 10, 2018
What a beautiful Saturday! Liverpool fans how are you doing today? Don't worry, Ashley Young would return Salah back to you next week… #MUFC
— Fifetoyi (@fifetoyi) March 10, 2018
Gotta credit Ashley Young today.. did a great job on Salah.. Never gave him an inch of space where he's usually lethal #MUFC
— Davy Bourke (@davy_bourke91) March 10, 2018
Credit to the United backline today. In retrospect they did really well to keep the marauding Liverpool frontline from scoring. Ashley Young had an absolute blinder keeping Salah from scoring. #MUFC
— UrbanYogi (@kirangokarn) March 10, 2018
— Naushad (@Naushad_77) March 10, 2018