Manchester United's wing troubles showed no signs of abating in a lacklustre display against Manchester City last night which saw them rack up their first league defeat of 2013.
The gap at the top of the Premier League now sits at a healthy 12 points, rather than 15 or 18 had United drawn or won, and they are still overwhelming favourites to win the title.
Sadly for Young, he did not put in the sort of swashbuckling performance he would have hoped to, showing little to justify his team selection in such an important match.
Young had three shots on goal, one of which was on target, and did provide two key chance creating passes, but overall his distribution of the ball saw him record a disappointing 65 per cent pass completion accuracy, with just two of the six crosses he put into the box finding a teammate.
His performance saw many a United fan take to Twitter to vent their frustration with him. Here is a selection of comments...
Ashley Young does the same thing almost every time he's on the left side. Dribble forward a bit, cut back in & cross with his right. #MUFC— Lauren (@LoriRMFC) April 8, 2013
Surprisingly good performance from Ashley Young tonight, wasn't scared to get stuck in and showed some passion #mufc— AzzaTron (@i_amAaronSingy) April 8, 2013
Whoever that Utd fan was that ran on to the pitch, I applaud you for making a far greater impact than Ashley Young did in 90mins!! #mufc— Rob Jones (@robjonesphoto) April 8, 2013
City get a well deserved win, much the better side on the night, why we persist with Ashley Young is behind me though, not good enough #mufc— Harvey Taylor (@HarveyTaylor13) April 8, 2013
Ashley young is the worst player to ever wear the #mufc shirt, just utter bobbin's— Matthew (@ilovejoosters) April 8, 2013
Ashley Young make something happen? He couldn't make a cup of Tea! #MUFC— Ryan Hetherington (@Mathsz0r) April 8, 2013
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