Reports in The Times that Ashley Young could be named as Manchester United club captain have not gone down well.
Young ended the season in poor form, and at 33 is a player United need to move on, not give more responsibility.
The only hope, if this did happen, is if this is merely a ceremonial role like Antonio Valencia was club captain this season.
If Solskjaer has plans to make Young a regular at right-back next season, we might as well all give up now.
The promising piece of news on the horizon is United’s continuing interest in Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
The Mirror reported last night United are hoping to reach agreement with Crystal Palace, who want £50 million for Wan-Bissaka.
£50 million suddenly looks like an absolute bargain if it means we don’t have to see Young at right-back each week. Just pay it, and be done with it.
For some reason Ole Gunnar Solskjaer prefers Young to giving Diogo Dalot chances, so Wan-Bissaka is our best chance at this point.
The problem with Young is not just that his performances are poor, it’s what he represents. His presence in the first team is a symptom of United’s decline. Making him captain would be like a bad joke at our expense.
Having been presented with the option with Young as our captain, hinting he could play a regular role, paying up for Wan-Bissaka looks even more essential, to keep the veteran out of the side.
Ashley Young as next permanent captain? What a joke!
1. Out of form.
2. Will probably leave next year.
3. Not really a leader.
4. Herrera, a major candidate was allowed to leave. #mufc
— Pranav Agarwal (@pranavagarwal2) May 22, 2019
Dudeee for real giving Ashley Young captain band WTF are you thinking no wonder our players have bad vibes see who’s captain. How’s our captain supposed to correct our players when he himself is trash.
I prefer if we gave our opponents the captain band sef thats far better#MUFC
— TwentySix Eleven💙 (@iamTkay_01) May 22, 2019
If rumours are true and Ashley Young has been named club captain for next season then we may as well give up any hope of a decent season and just support the women’s team #MUFC @ManUtd
— Wayne Griffiths (@griffo1988) May 22, 2019
The idea that Ashley Young will get the captaincy is an absolute joke……he shouldn’t even be on the pitch this season! If we don’t buy a top RB that means he has no place in the team there is something seriously wrong! #MUFC
— Scott Spearman (@Scotty_Spearman) May 22, 2019
@ManUtd has named @youngy18 the new #captain oh dear God the club is going backwards. Seriously no offence but Young needs to take a seat as he is past it… I lost count how many goals we conceded last season cause of him (again no offence). New RB is needed#mufc #ManUtd
— Dai Moore 🏴 (@DaiMoore9) May 22, 2019
Dear ole gunner solskjaer Please don’t give Ashley Young the captain band… #MUFC
— Future President 🇳🇬 (@Yusufabdallahh) May 22, 2019
Only logical choice of captain is Victor Lindelof.
Not Young for no reason whatsoever. Not Pogba to try and convince him to stay.
We treat the armband like a joke to be passed around at will. Big reason into why there’s a lack of discipline and leaders at the club. #MUFC
— Aidan Stephenson (@MelvinS7ven) May 22, 2019
I like Ashley Young, I really do, he’s given his all from the day he pulled on the United jersey but he’s just not good enough and if Solskjaer gives him the captaincy he’s gonna get more unfair abuse, last thing we need is more negativity.@ManUtd #mufc
— Christopher O Toole (@Chris24OToole) May 22, 2019
I don’t think I can take another season of Ashley Young walking out as United captain #MUFC
— IzzyOfficial97 (@IzzyDenhere) May 22, 2019