Manchester United’s form looked like it was improving with two victories coming after the unlikely draw at home to Liverpool, but their defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday proved they’re some way off challenging for a spot in the top four.
Despite having 42% of possession, Bournemouth managed to have six shots on target compared to United’s four. This suggests they’re not good enough defensively to keep the opposition out, and they’re not clinical enough going forward to make use of the possession they have. Ashley Young is one player who is not performing well at either end of the field with just 0.8 tackles per game in the Premier League this season and only 2.4 crosses too. He’s 34-years-old and it’s, perhaps, looking like his time as Man United’s first-choice left-back could be coming to an end.
The Englishman was booked on the 66th minute on Saturday and that meant, because he’s totalled five so far this season, he’ll miss the next league game against Brighton at home. Man United news aggregator Utd Report relayed the news to their followers on Twitter and the replies were filled with celebration instead of disappointment.
— utdreport (@utdreport) 2 November 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
The best news of the day
— Tяυsτ №¹-Yahya™ (@RealistYahz) 2 November 2019
— tanz (@TanzeemC_) 2 November 2019
Wish it was permanent
— Dyl (@UtdDyl) 2 November 2019
— FPL Maestro (@XxFPLMaestroxX) 2 November 2019
Actually good for Brandon Williams maybe
— Ryan Smoorenburg (@R_Smoorenburg15) 3 November 2019
Why does he even start anyway? Brandon Williams is so much better and even an overweight Luke Shaw is better
— The Maz (@TheMaz7) 2 November 2019
Can he miss the rest too? 🤞🏼
— Ste Beatty 🔰 (@stebeatty1) 2 November 2019
Man United fans, who do you think should start at left-back when Ashley Young is next available?
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