Young says reports claiming Man United players celebrated Mourinho's exit were all lies

Young says reports claiming Man United players celebrated Mourinho's exit were all lies

- Ashley Young denies Man United players celebrated Jose Mourinho's sack

- The Red Devils captain added that all reports about his teammates were false

- Manchester United defeated Cardiff City 5-1 in Ole Gunner Solksjaer's first game

Manchester United captain Ashley has debunked rumours that United players celebrated Jose Mourinho's dismissal from Old Trafford.

The Portuguese tactician was sacked barely days after the Red Devils were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.

United chief Ed Woodward made the crucial decision after talking to the players and several reports have said that some stars celebrated the news.

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But Young has come out defend his teammates that all claims about players celebrating Mourinho's ouster were all lies.

"No celebration at all. Absolute lies," the full-back said following United's 5-1 win over Cardiff.

"Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked. In his two-and-a-half years, he won trophies.

"We have to take some responsibility for that [his sacking] as we are on the pitch.

"Like I said. we have to move on from that. Ole [Gunnar Solksjaer] has come in and we were preparing in the right way for a game even though it’s been a crazy week, but as professional players we have to get on with the job in hand and that is what we did today."

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Manchester United legend Ole Gunner Solksjaer was appointed caretaker boss and led Man United to a 5-1 victory over Cardiff City in his first game in charge.

Speaking about the new boss, Young added: "I don’t think he has stopped smiling.

"He was like that as a player, he always has a smile on his face, and I think that can reflect down on to the team which is a good thing.

"After a performance like that, I am sure he will be delighted. We have just got to concentrate what is going on the pitch and look ahead to the next game."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reacted negatively to the sacking of their manager Jose Mourinho.

The 25-year-old posted an image of himself on his Instagram and Twitter accounts with a smug look on his face with a description saying: Caption this!

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