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Ashley Young Denies Celebrating Mourinho Axe

Ashley Young Denies Celebrating Mourinho Axe

Defender Ashley Young has denied there were any celebrations when Jose Mourinho was axed at Manchester United Mourinho lifted the Europa League, EFL Cup and Community Shield in his first year at Old Trafford before finishing as runner-up in both the league and FA Cup.

But his third season quickly unravelled as discontent over the lack of transfer summer activity led to dressing room disharmony, and with United well off the Premier League pace.

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There were public fall-outs with key players such as Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial – who were both recalled by interim chief Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and impressed at Cardiff – but Young has denied stories that the dressing room celebrated Mourinho’s departure.

“No celebration at all. Absolute lies,” Ashley Young said.
”Obviously it was disappointing for the manager to get sacked.
In his two-and-a-half years he won trophies.

“We have to take some responsibility for that (his sacking) as we are on the pitch.
But we have to move on from that. As professional players we have to get on with the job in hand, and that is what we did here (Cardiff).”

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