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Manchester United fans were desperate last season for a return to the Champions League. After winning the Europa League in May they got their wish but before kick off they're already annoyed.
After having a long standing relationship with the Champions League in the Fergie years, Manchester United have become far more familiar than they'd have liked with not being in the competition.
Last year was the second season in three that the Red Devils failed to qualify for Europe's elite club competition but winning the secondary competition gave them entry into this season's Champions League.
Tonight is the first time in nearly two years that fans at Old Trafford will hear the anthem before kick off when they play Swiss side Basel and before kick off a lot of them are bemused.
That's because Ashley Young has been included in the startling line up, something no one saw coming:
Really can't fathom how Ashley Young is still going to start games, Champions League at that, for United after so much squad regeneration... pic.twitter.com/JEIHLlAnBA- United Peoples TV (@UnitedPeoplesTV) September 12, 2017
It's 2017 and Ashley Young still plays for Manchester United. He's a survivor he wants to survive- José (@MourinhoMindset) September 12, 2017
Forgot Young still existed lol- K O R S I (@Korsifosu) September 12, 2017
Ashley Young :flushed:- C (@UtdCollins) September 12, 2017
Ashley Young and Lingard are players you pick for EFL games against Burton Albion - not a CL opener #mufc- Phillip Mehegan (@prmehegan) September 12, 2017
Jose Mourinho apparently playing Ashley Young today, unreal. The guy hasn't played since May- José (@MourinhoMindset) September 12, 2017
There had initially been rumours that Young would start ahead of Anthony Martial, which really annoyed United fans
However Martial being in the squad has at least tempered some of the anger over Young starting in defence, where Victor Lindelof makes his United debut after joining in the summer.
The last time the two teams faced off at Old Trafford Young scored a last minute equaliser in an incredible 3-3 draw in the Group Stages six years ago.
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