Manchester United lost in the English Premier League on Friday night, their seventh defeat in the competition so far this season.
Brighton & Hove Albion were the victors, winning 1-0 at home against Jose Mourinho’s side thanks to a Pascal Gross header that relied on goal-line technology to be awarded.
Although the result means little in the context of their season, United supporters were frustrated with the defeat and the nature of the performance, with the Red Devils looking very much like they had nothing to play for.
Much of the criticism was aimed at Ashley Young who, despite a good season, is seen as a player they can upgrade on this summer. He is of course not a natural left-back and fans are growing frustrated that Mourinho continues to rely on him.
Whether replaced by Luke Shaw or a summer signing, fans are adamant, they don’t want Young at left-back next season.
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Now the 4th May 2018, we are the richest and biggest club in the world and yet I’m still watching Ashley Young a right winger at 32 years old play left back for the club I support #MUFC
— Adam Green (@AdamGreen19) May 4, 2018
— Seán McGrinder (@sean1to9) May 4, 2018
— 🦂 (@shady_graham) May 4, 2018
In the summer Manchester United need to sell Darmian, Blind and Fellaini. I feel we also need to get rid Juan Mata but I don't mind if he stays. Ashley Young is 33 and is first choice in his second best position, so we need to start playing Shaw or buy a new left back. #MUFC
— Man Utd Fanatic (@MUFCLeader) May 5, 2018
I don't care who comes in YOUNG & VALENCIA both shouldn't be our first choice full back going into next season… #MUFC
— Salaudeen Yusuf (@unitedyusuf) May 5, 2018
We NEED a leader!! Young and Valencia don’t strike fear into the younger players nevermind the opposition! #MUFC
— Steven (@swillmufc) May 5, 2018
Still sticks out for me, main issues needing addressing for me is a left back. Teams want Smalling to have the ball, having Young unable to play forward increases Smalling’s time on the ball hence slowing us down #mufc
— Tom Simpson 🇾🇪 (@TomMUFC8) May 4, 2018
If Jośe isn’t playing Bailly because he can’t get to the World Cup , why isn’t he playing Luke Shaw who can ?? Give him a chance. He’s still England’s best Left Back. How Ashley Young keeps getting in over him is beyond me 😳 #BRIMUN #MUFC
— Richard Moore (@rich10689) May 4, 2018