Ashley Young looks set for a spell on the sidelines after a bizarre moment of indiscipline vs Southampton.
Manchester United were frustrated at Old Trafford on Sunday night as Southampton battled their way to a nil all draw on the Red Devils home turf. The result marked the third stalemate in as many fixtures for Jose Mourinho’s side and even saw Chelsea leapfrogging United into second place in the Premier League table.
A win for Manchester City on Sunday will see Pep Guardiola’s side going 17 points clear of their local rivals while the pressure on the ‘Special One’ at Old Trafford seems to have only increased after another disappointing draw.
After the final whistle, Mourinho confirmed that Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set for another month on sidelines with injury while Romelu Lukaku is also facing a layoff after a clash of heads saw the Belgian stretchered off in the first half vs Southampton.
However, there is likely more bad news awaiting the Manchester United boss in the days ahead as some rather incriminating footage of the in-form Ashley Young has begun to do the rounds online.
No real difference between Tarkowski incident at Brighton and Young in this game. Elbow into the ribs. Three match ban. Simple.
— Andrew Greaves (@AndrewGreaves84) December 30, 2017
— Ryan ? (@draftingdreams) December 30, 2017
The likely ban will see Young missing Premier League clashes with Everton and Stoke City while the 31-year-old will also miss an FA Cup fixture against Derby County.