Manchester United fans react on Twitter to Ashley Young's performance

Ashley Young turned in a woeful display for Manchester United in their derby defeat.

Manchester United were awful at the Etihad on Sunday, and David Moyes admitted they were second best all over the pitch.

We don't like to pick people out and scapegoat, and the defeat was certainly not down to one man - but wow, wasn't Ashley Young awful?

The winger had an entirely ineffectual display from an attacking perspective, and from a team one it was infuriating for his manager, with the England international guilty of wasting possession.

An incredible stat which highlighted his woes is the fact that in the first half, Young completed just eight passes. In the second he completed just one more.

Young made just 60 per cent of his passes count, making just nine of 15 attempts, with only four of 10 forward passes finding a teammate.

His crossing was inaccurate, with both the balls he put into CIty's box easily cut out, while the one time he tried to dribble around an opponent he was unsuccessful. He also failed to have a single effort on goal or win a single aerial dual he contested.

Not to paint an entirely negative picture, defensively he attempted to help out - making three clearances, blocking one cross, and making one interception.

We took to Twitter to see if the perception of Young's display was as bad as we first feared, and this is what we discovered regarding United's number 18:

Does Young deserve the abuse?

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