Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has named Ashley Young the club captain for next season.
The Norwegian tactician has confirmed that Young will wear the armband for Manchester United whenever he steps onto the pitch, while David De Gea will also be in contention for the same.
Speaking after the Reds’ win over AC Milan, Ole confirmed: “David [de Gea]’s obviously in contention, Ash when he’s on the pitch will carry the armband. When Ash starts he’ll be carrying the armband.”
When asked whether that meant Young has been named the new club captain, Solskjaer replied: “You can probably call it that.”
While the decision received mixed reactions, it certainly has not gone down too well with a majority of the club’s fanbase, mainly due to the consistently mediocre performances displayed by Young throughout the previous campaign.
Supporters instead want to see the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Diogo Dalot, and Luke Shaw starting in the full-back positions over the experienced veteran.
Here’s how the Red Devils’ fans reacted to the news on Twitter:
So after a decent pre season where we have finally signed a right back, we look to be signing a new centre back and selling our sumo wrestler striker we are making Ashley Young captain. Erm……
— Me (@TeamXtremeXXV) August 4, 2019
Ole's obsession with English players is really annoying and will be the beginning of his downfall… The fuck is he still giving Ashley Young armband? Fuck him
— aleckie ronald (@SirAlexas) August 4, 2019
— Gunj (@gunjangovani) August 4, 2019
— James Swift (@J_Swift17) August 4, 2019
Players like Claudio Marchisio are without a club while players like Ashley Young captain one of the biggest clubs in the world. The simulation is worse than FIFA after season 6 on manager mode.
— #BlackRoom16August. (@WahLovesWah) August 4, 2019
If Ole thinks Ashley Young being our Captain makes sense, he's not ready for change.
— D££ (@Dapor_David) August 4, 2019
Ashley Young? Ashley fucking Young? As Captain on a reduced role? Wtf Ole? Reo-Coker said he deserves it as he's done well at the club. Yeah, he's done well to fool the management that he's good enough to stay!! That armband should have gone to De Gea and you know it!! @ManUtd
— Tomas McHendry™ (@TomasMcHendry) August 4, 2019
I know Ole is smoking something that is bad for his health. Ashley Young shouldn't even be in our team again. Ole will fail if care is not taken. Tell Young to look for a club. De Gea, Mata, Lindelof or Pogba should be our captain.
— Hon Tosin Odetoran (@TosinOdetoran) August 4, 2019
Should Ashley young be playing regularly/at all this season? No. We need better, younger players specialised at their position so we are not using a converted forward in their 30s as a fullback this season.
Should Young be Captain when he does play? Of course he should.
— Doc Marcus (@DocMark001) August 4, 2019
— Juan Bissaka (@UnoBissaka) August 4, 2019
This Ashley Young deserve more respect from us, the fans itself. Don’t ever forget what he did to our club, the happiness he bring in past
— شافيقه (@thesierraalpha) August 4, 2019