Manchester United fans, for the most part, didn’t have anything bad to say nor were overly nostalgic over Ashley Young‘s expected move to Inter Milan.
It was reported late on Thursday evening that the veteran defender was set for a move to the Italian giants with a medical planned for Friday.
Young hasn’t featured as much as he probably would’ve liked and much of that is due to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s preference for Luke Shaw and the emergence of Brandon Williams.
Many had expected the former Aston Villa man wouldn’t survive at Old Trafford beyond this season anyways, particularly since his contract runs out in six months.
What makes the move strange is that Young is unlikely to get many minutes in Inter either as he will probably be a rotational option there too but at least he’s the captain of the Red Devils here.
Ashley Young should have left United a few years ago. He's been well below the standard the club needs to improve for a while. Despite this, you couldn't ever fault his effort or ignore the absolute joy he felt whenever we won a big game. We should wish him well. pic.twitter.com/Ans7GI2vUT
— Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) January 16, 2020
The streets won’t forget.
Prime Ashley Young was a joy to watch.
Thank you @youngy18
Ashley Young at Manchester United:
• 261 games
• 19 goals
• 43 assists
🏆 Premier League
🏆 Europa League
🏆 FA Cup
🏆 League Cup
— ManUtdGhana_🇬🇭🔴⚪️⚫️ (@ManUtdGhana_) January 16, 2020
A lot of Man Utd 'fans' are happy that Young is leaving… As much as it was time for him to leave the club, I feel he deserves a lot more respect for his willingness to play anywhere on the pitch just to help the team #MUFC pic.twitter.com/klNKPvS8nz
— The Don🐐🌊 (@MotlhammePhenyo) January 16, 2020
Dear Ashley Young,
Thank you fot the memories.
Thank for rejecting a one year contract extension.
You're an absolute professional.
Say hello to Romelu, Sanchez and his dogs.
Now let's bring in Bruno Fernandes🙏🏾.
— Paul Mogbolu (@Iammisterpaul) January 16, 2020
Ashley been a good servant good luck
— Mo (@Da_BoyMHH) January 16, 2020
— Harrison (@utdharrison) January 16, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will sanction the sale but he’s probably unhappy about losing his captain halfway through the season and losing a rare experienced player in a young Manchester United squad.
Nonetheless, Young’s absence is unlikely to be felt too much and much of that has had to do with Williams’ superb performances of late.