Manchester United’s Ashley Young has been charged with violent conduct by the FA.
Following a review of an alleged elbow in the direction of Southampton’s Dusan Tadic during their Premier League clash on Saturday a decision has been made to hand the Englishman a three-match ban.
This means he will miss crucial clashes against Everton on New Year’s Day followed by Derby in the FA Cup on January 5 and Stoke on January 15.
Young, who has made 17 top flight appearances so far this campaign, has until Sunday at 5pm to appeal the decision.
The incident in question can be seen below.
With United stuttering of late and having regressed into third place, this is not the news Jose Mourinho would have wanted to hear with Young being an integral part of the Portuguese’s starting XI this term.
With Manchester City’s winning streak coming to an end on Sunday versus Crystal Palace, however, there is at least a small glimmer of hope that the Citizens may be at the beginning of a difficult patch.
That being said, there will need to be a seismic collapse from City for the Old Trafford club to catch them between now and May.
Hat tip: Eir Sport
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