Why Ashley Young is angry with his three-match ban for elbowing Dusan Tadic

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Prior to their excellent performance in the 2-0 win over Everton on Monday evening, Manchester United were embroiled in their most frustrating period of the season.

The Red Devils were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Championship side Bristol City and they were also on a three-match winless run in the Premier League, drawing all of them.

Back-to-back 2-2 draws against Leicester and Burnley were then followed up with a 0-0 stalemate against Southampton.

It was a tight affair with very few talking points and the major headline to come from the fixture focused on Ashley Young's ridiculous decision to aim an obvious elbow into the torso of Dusan Tadic.

It was a reckless action, one which was correctly flagged by FA and subsequently, Young was handed a three-match suspension.

On the face of it, the former Aston Villa man has no grounds to complain, but according to Manchester Evening News, the Englishman is said to be furious with one aspect of the incident; BT Sport's coverage.

That's right, the winger turned full-back is not happy that his elbow was replayed a number of times on television by BT and analysed in the studio.


The publication wrote: "M.E.N. Sport understands Young is particularly frustrated that BT repeatedly replayed the angle of his elbow into Tadic's midriff from behind the goal in slow-motion.

"It is understood Tadic nor Southampton complained about the flashpoint during the game and the United full-back is said to feel especially hard done by since the Serbian did not require any treatment.

"Young is believed to be of the opinion similar incidents occur frequently during matches and that he was penalised due to the game being broadcast live on British television.

"BT showed a replay of his encounter with Tadic during a stoppage and the altercation was evaluated by pundits Paul Scholes and Martin Keown in the studio after the game."

Now, you can kind of understand his reasoning, but the question had to be asked, why not just avoid committing the violent act in the first place?

He is seen as a role model to kids who love the game and if he is involved in an incident such as this, it must be demonised to the full extent.

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