Ashley Young expresses disappointment after West Ham United defeat

Manchester United defender Ashley Young has expressed a sense of disappointment after the Red Devils suffered an abysmal 3-1 Premier League defeat at the hands of West Ham United on Saturday. The Red Devils had come into the game on the back of two winless matches across all competitions and they were pegged back within the opening five minutes with Felipe Anderson finding the scoresheet.

Thereafter, a deflected Andriy Yarmolenko shot doubled the scores for the Hammers but there appeared a comeback on the cards after Marcus Rashford found the net for United following the break. However, their optimism was shortlived with Marko Arnautovic bagging the third goal for the Hammers just minutes after Rashford’s strike.

Speaking to MUTV, Young admitted that the entire team were disappointed with the performance but the result could have been quite different, had the referee been perfect with his decision-making, he said: “Disappointment. I think that we’ve looked back at the first goal and it is clearly offside. I know the officials have got a tough job to do, but when offside is offside it is offside. But you’ve got to pick yourselves up and go again.

“I said at half-time that the next goal is going to be vitally important. When you go out and you get that, you feel like you’re going to be on the front foot. I felt that, but we let in another goal and it puts you back on the back foot. It is disappointing, there is a lot of disappointment in there and a lot of disappointed people.”

The Mancunian giants have now gone without a victory for three successive matches across all competitions and this has supposedly Jose Mourinho’s position with the club under threat. The Portuguese tactician has come under pressure after the club’s worst start to the league season in nearly three decades and the forthcoming games against Valencia (Champions League) and Newcastle United could decide whether he remains at the helm.

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