The line-ups for tonight’s clash at Anfield have been announced, and much to the surprise of Manchester United – and indeed Liverpool and mutual fans alike – Ashley Young has been given the nod to start in what is a vital fixture for both sides.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2016
Young has fallen out of favour in recent years at Old Trafford, having failed to replicate the form he showed at both Watford and Aston Villa that earned him a move to Manchester back in 2011.
As the years have gone on, the Englishman’s playing time has dwindled, and hence has so his effectiveness and indeed favour with the United faithful.
The start is the first of the season for Young, and comes as a huge surprise to the Red Devil’s fan especially considering the magnitude of the game and the need for a United win.
As per normal, Twitter has reacted to the news of a start for the lacklustre midfielder, and some of the results are quite hilarious ….
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) October 17, 2016
Ashley Young hearing he'd got the call. pic.twitter.com/X2jG2gjUsw
— slam dunc (@FutbolChief) October 17, 2016
Fellaini and Ashley young are you sure? Least pogba is attacking
— Lewis (@lewishomewood) October 17, 2016
Mourinho probably is pretty sure, to be fair. He’s not one who shows much uncertainty in anything. Reckon Jose is the sort of bloke who knows what ale he’s having before he even sees what they’ve got.
This is the worst lineup I've ever seen Fellaini and Pogba DO NOT work as a midfield and why is Ashley Young playing?!?!
— Nathan Barlow (@RashfordAssist) October 17, 2016
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) October 17, 2016
Ashley Young starting?https://t.co/5FzGkbhZvr
— Dark Crusader. (@_MidKnightGaz) October 17, 2016
I was optimistic until I seen fucking Ashley Young was playing ????????????
— Eric Davies (@ericdavies14) October 17, 2016
How does Ashley Young still play for United?
— Natjam (@JoelCampbae) October 17, 2016
As you can see, Ashley Young is not a popular chap.