Manchester United beat Watford 4-2 at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night in the Premier League
Ashley Young scored a brace in the first half, helping the club close the gap on City to five points
HILARIOUS: Fans worldwide can’t believe Ashley Young scored twice in a match for Man Utd
32-year-old Ashley Young made headlines last night after his brace helped Manchester United secure a much-needed win over Watford at Vicarage Road.
Young’s brace was the first one he scored for Man United since 4th March 2012, topping up a series of good performances for the Red Devils this season.
A low hard strike and a sublime free kick in the first half from the Englishman helped Jose Mourinho’s men close the gap on leaders and arch-rivals Manchester City to five points. Frenchman Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard rounded off a well-deserved win.
Football fans all over the world who woke up to the news that Young scored a brace couldn’t believe it, most taking to social media to congratulate the player.
However, even though most posts were bent towards praising Young, some exaggerated his performance leading to the rise of jokes and memes about him.
Here is a sample of the posts:
Remember when Dele Alli told Ashley Young to ‘retire with a zimmer frame’ - Pick. That. Out. pic.twitter.com/bpI1eyP2JXNovember 28, 2017
Ashley Young > Lionel Messi. End of.— Liam Canning (@LiamPaulCanning) November 28, 2017
Dele Alli told Ashley young to 'retire with a zimmer frame'
Alli this season: 13 apps 3 goals 2 assists
Young this season: 10 apps 3 goals 2 assists
Young is a left back ???? pic.twitter.com/y8RZXB3eFo— Premier League Polls (@PL_PoIIs) November 28, 2017
Haven't seen Ashley Young as the top trend on Twitter since that time a bird shat in his mouth.— Paddy Power (@paddypower) November 28, 2017
Ashley Young: "Ehen na, e sweet me say i don dey score again. E don tey when last i score now. The oda day, i score but FA steal am for me as dem talk say na own goal but i go claim dese two today." #MUIP— Man United In Pidgin (@ManUtdInPidgin) November 29, 2017