The simple fact that Ashley Young retains a place in Manchester United first team sheet, relays how far the giant club has fallen.
The veteran was at fault in both legs of the fixture, as Barcelona ran away with a 4-0 goal aggregate thrashing over the red devils.
United started off in great fashion, but it seemed Ashley Young had other plans, as the red captain’s ill decision saw Lionel Messi run in and swiftly beat David De Gea with a curler.
The Left back – for the fixture – attempted a similar act later on, and had Paul Pogba to thank. Still Young is yet to vindicate himself and has no place at Man Utd. Unless of course, the team hopes to remain stagnated.
Ashley Young has a thousand sins to atone for, but at the moment, it’s right that United simply let him go. It’s impossible to watch him play and when he eventually does, there are always glitches to fix.
Tonight was a warning, that the red devils seriously need to consider an overhaul. It would be near impossible to compete with the current crop of players, present at the club. The likes of Young and a few more names simply have to set sail for somewhere other than the Old Trafford.
Will United heed the Camp Nou warning? That’s million dollar question, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would have to produce an answer to, at the end of the preceding season.