- Man United supporters are demanding the sale of Ashley Young after his poor show against Barcelona
- The 33-year-old was unable to hold possession or advance any attack on the night
- United failed to register a shot on target during a Champions League home game for the first time since 2009
Manchester United fans are calling for the immediate replacement of Ashley Young following a horrid Champions League performance against Barcelona that ended 1-0 in favour to the Catalans.
The 33-year-old was a shadow at Old Trafford and was unable to hold possession or advance any attack on the flanks with United simply unable to create clear cut chances.
According to Metro, this is the first time since 2009, that United were unable to register a shot on target during a Champions League home game.
Young's stats for the night leave him without any justifiable explanation as the England international lost possession more than 30 times against Barcelona.
Opta statistics further broke down the number of crosses young took to 11 with none of them finding a single United player.
He also had the lowest pass accuracy in the team with 73.3% and did not win any aerial balls.
The English football veteran seems to be out of favour with Red Army faithfuls, who are all in agreement that Young is now old, and needs to be replaced.
And although the ex-Aston Villa star has delivered one or two great performance earlier on in the season, the World Cup and constant first team action in the English topflight has taken its toll.
And now with the season at its most intense point, the cracks are beginning to show.
His red card against Wolves in their last league game which United lost further worsens matters for Young.
The market is buzzing with young ambitious talent and reports have it Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is on the prowl for a right-back in the upcoming summer transfer window.
It seems it may be time for succession to occur at United and the inevitable passing of the baton to the next generation, as Solskjaer attempts to hold the wheel steady and make the transition smooth.
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