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Fans on Twitter want Ashley Young banned after what he did to Dusan Tadic

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Manchester United slipped to third in the Premier League table on Saturday after being held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton at Old Trafford.

The hosts enjoyed more possession, however they were unable to get the all-important breakthrough against a team that was destroyed Tottenham on Boxing Day.

Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure on the United bench, Henrikh Mkhitaryan was named in the starting XI but failed to impress, while top scorer Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off.

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Man Utd travel to Lukaku's former club Everton on New Year's Day, however they may potentially do so without one of their most experienced and versatile players; Ashley Young.

That is because a number of football fans on social media are highlighting what the 32-year-old did to Southampton's Dusan Tadic - and they want him banned for it.

What Young did to Tadic during 0-0 draw

Early in the second half, Man United were defending a set-piece from Mauricio Pellegrino's dogged and determined side when Young was tasked with marking Tadic.

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League

The pair were standing on United's goal-line, even behind 'keeper David de Gea, and, as you'd expect from an attacking player in the opposition's box, Tadic was making a nuisance of himself.

However, Young took drastic action to deal with the 29-year-old Serbian, and as you can see below, he planted a forceful, nasty elbow into the mid-section of the Saints playmaker.

Fans react on Twitter

Once a video of the incident emerged, viewers weren't just angry with BT Sport for not making a bigger deal of it, but they were asking the FA how many matches Young should be banned for.

This comes just weeks after Burnley's in-form centre-back James Tarkowski picked up a three-match ban for an act incredibly similar to Young's elbow on Tadic.

Twitter was furious with United's winger-turned-full-back - here is the best of the reaction:

After Lukaku's injury during the game, and Mourinho revealing Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be out for a month afterwards, the last thing Man United need right now is a retrospective ban for Young.

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Southampton
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Jose Mourinho
Romelu Lukaku
Manchester United
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Premier League

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