Manchester United’s return to the Champions League got off to a fine start as they were comfortable 3-0 winners against FC Basel at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and Red Devils fans were particularly impressed with the performance of Ashley Young.
The 32-year-old was handed his first start of the season for the club at right-back after recovering from injury and he made an instant impact when his fine cross was headed home by substitute Marouane Fellaini to give the Red Devils the lead at the break.
Second-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford sealed a comfortable win for the hosts, with Young impressing at both ends of the pitch because of his defensive abilities and the quality of his crossing from an attacking point of view.
Man United supporters were quick to have their say on Young’s showing via social media, and many believe that he should start at left-back against Everton on Sunday so he can continue to produce some fine crosses for the likes of Fellaini and Lukaku.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
I admit not being Young's biggest fan as our first choice LW. But since he was made a utility player he's been magnificent. #MUFC
— MerlinUnited (@MerlinUnited) September 13, 2017
— Kay Akeredolu (@kayblow76) September 13, 2017
Need to start Young at lb against Everton. Was everything we need in a left back. Man of match by a mile #mufc
— Chris Scruton (@inaminute23) September 13, 2017
IMO: Ashley Young really showed a reason for why he should be included in the side. The crosses in the box were perfect for our lads. #MUFC
— Man U Tweets (@_ManUnitedLive) September 13, 2017
Last night showed what a threat we are when decent crosses are put in the box. Time to consider Young in the rm role?#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) September 13, 2017
He should play LB since he's the best crosser in the team and we have height.
— The Ethical Prick (@welo97) September 13, 2017
— VadaPav Intellectual (@ShantanuVa) September 13, 2017
United fans that want to get rid of Ashley Young need to take a look at tonight's match, decent squad player with experience. #MUFC
— Robert Whittaker (@Rob_Whittaker1) September 12, 2017