Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho paid tribute to Ashley Young in an interview that was published on the club’s official website on Wednesday afternoon.
Indeed, Mourinho was keen to hail Young’s form during the 2017-18 campaign, and claimed that he wanted to see the England international make 50 appearances for the club next season.
United have been linked with a new left-back for some time, but Mourinho’s comments appear to suggest that Young will again be first choice in that position next season.
And to suggest that the United manager’s comments have not gone down well with the supporters would be a slight understatement.
Some of the comments were pretty harsh when considering that Young has been impressive for long spells of this season, but a lot of United fans want a change, and have not welcomed Mourinho’s words on the 32-year-old.
Young is again expected to be in the team that faces West Ham United on Thursday night, with United looking to return to winning ways following defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Adam Marshall (@AdamSMarshall) May 9, 2018
And we think he is clearing the deadwood it’s useless F.C.give him and fellaini a contract extension but sell martial and pogba 🤦♂️
— basheer ahamed (@basheer_dada) May 9, 2018
This pretty much sums up @ManUtd at the moment….bang average players are considered important😭😭😭😭😭😭
— #MUFC THUG (@ryno_kroucamp) May 9, 2018
well no league title for united next season if
— Nkosilathi Makhaza (@nkosymacky) May 9, 2018
— Madoo (@madoo_ar) May 9, 2018
@ManCity congratulations on the title next season
— Regan #HalaMadrid (@Reganfitzpatr) May 9, 2018
Banter club, we're not gonna get lb
— Daviddegod (@Saurabhbadhya) May 9, 2018
Is this a wind up 👆
— Rod Mace (@RodMace1) May 9, 2018