Ashley Young 'Booed' By Manchester United Fans In Pre-Season Friendly Against Inter Milan
Manchester United full-back Ashley Young was booed by his own 'fans' during the club's pre-season friendly win against Inter Milan on Saturday.
The 34-year-old, who replaced Luke Shaw in the 66th minute, was reportedly jeered when the stadium announcer called out his name.
In fact, some people in the National Stadium, Singapore, proceeded to boo his every touch, according to ESPN reporter Rob Dawson.
Ashley Young booed by United fans at National Stadium in Singapore when he came on. Every touch being booed, too. Very odd.
- Rob Dawson (@RobDawsonESPN) July 20, 2019
Many fans watching from home slated those in the stadium who slated Young.
And after the full-time whistle, Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer spoke about the booing incident.
"I think Ashley is a top professional. He always gives absolutely everything and his delivery today ended up with a goal." he said via Manchester Evening News.
"We want our fans to support our players and Ash has been a very loyal servant to this club for many years and he will keep on performing when he plays.
"I've not spoken to him, they've had to do running after the game, but I'll have a chat with him, yeah."
Solskjaer on fans booing Ashley Young: He always gives absolutely everything and his delivery ended up with a goal. We want fans to support our players and Ash has been a very loyal servant to this club.' #mufc
- Samuel Luckhurst (@samuelluckhurst) July 20, 2019
Manchester United went on to win the game 1-0 thanks to a great strike from 17-year-old academy graduate Mason Greenwood.
But one of the main talking points was the treatment of club captain Young.
One Twitter user said: "I don't care who you are and no matter what you think of Ashley Young. Whether he's good enough for United or not he gives 100% every game.
"To boo him is just pathetic. Imagine going all the way to Singapore, spending all that money just to boo a player. Grow up."
While another said: "These fans have been great all game but booing Ashley Young regardless of your opinion of him is just pathetic. You don't boo your own players."
Im not an Ashley Young fan, but these boos from the Singapore fans are out of order. #mufc
- Danny Hughes (@Dannyhughesbjj) July 20, 2019
Ashley Young (our captain) the only player to get boos from the crowd, embarrassing, be ashamed.
- NotNathaniel:beginner: (@nnoyingNathaN) July 20, 2019
Booing our own players is everything but this club stands for. I've my own thoughts on Ashley Young but boo the manager if anyone playing him, not the player themselves. https://t.co/HVlr80xiAA
- Amarpreet Singh (@Amarpreet_87) July 20, 2019
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