Manchester United winger Ashley Young has stated that the club is extremely disappointed after yet another home defeat – this time at the hands of Sunderland. United have had a season to forget, which resulted in the club sacking their first manager in several decades. David Moyes lost his job after just 10 months in charge of the club. Ryan Giggs was placed does the interim manager and he began life in his first managerial job in impressive fashion after winning 4-0 against Norwich. The positive aspect did not last long, as United were brought back to earth after a 1-0 defeat against Sunderland.
This was the seventh home defeat of the season for the club, which is simply not good enough for one of the world’s biggest clubs according to Young. The former Aston Villa may have been in disappointing fashion this campaign. In previous years, he has been heavily criticised for simulation. This year, he has virtually created nothing for his teammates. This has been the case with a lot of the midfielders at United. As a result, the club are expected to significantly strengthen in this position. The midfielder stated that the players are extremely disappointed with this result but he is hoping that the new season promises much better.
“I think the way we started the game, we looked on top. We knew how Sunderland would set up with men behind the ball, and that they would try to get us on the counter attack. It was disappointing to see them score that goal, and there’s a lot of disappointment in our dressing room. I don’t think we actually had a clear-cut chance. It was one of those games where if one had gone in, we would have scored more,” said Young. Sunderland ensured their safety in the league following this win.