The big news today that Ashley Young has been offered a new one-year contract by Manchester United has been met with much anger by a number of the club’s fans.
It’s fair to say that, while Young has been a solid enough performer and filled in in a number of different positions to good effect in recent times, he’s not really the calibre of player the club should be building around if they are to move forward.
The 33-year-old is surely now past the point of being able to really offer anything particularly special to this squad and help them improve, so fans seem to justifiably think it would be better to let him go and move on.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 12, 2018
Still, United manager Jose Mourinho is known for his preference for having experienced and battling players in his squad, with Young perfectly fitting the bill in that respect.
With Sky Sports News tweeting the news of Young’s potential contract extension, these United fans have reacted furiously to the decision…
these kind of decisions….. that’s why we’re not a big club anymore, he wouldn’t even play in a club like Bournemouth. Great character for sure but he’s an average player now, not what we request at #MUFC
— charles (@charlie_fuz) November 12, 2018
finished club ??
— GGMU (@FuckOffMou) November 12, 2018
Next joke please
— Optimus Prime (@Lesliekortei) November 12, 2018
Please fire Mourinho. This has all gone on long enough.
— chris black stan (@fuckrapcool) November 12, 2018
— Geoff Eakins (@eaks123) November 12, 2018
— Daniel Ekpo (@danni_richie) November 12, 2018
— Tyrese (@utd_labile) November 12, 2018
Great that’s top 8 secured #CLUELESS
— antonio salvaggio (@salvaggio69) November 12, 2018
Everything that’s wrong with the club.
— Danny (@2DannyH) November 12, 2018