Inter’s newest acquisition from Manchester United, Ashley Young was given his first start for his new club by Antonio Conte on Sunday against Cagliari, and the 34-year-old laid on a perfect assist for Lautaro Martinez to mark a beginning of a series of trolls on Twitter targeted towards his former club.
Young, having joined Inter for a reported £1.28 million fee, took mere 29 minutes to assert his authority in the game. The 34-year-old was deployed as a right wing-bank in a 3-5-2 approach, and it only took him a touch before delivering a beautiful cross for Lautaro Martínez to head home.
The England international was a part of just 12 league games for Manchester United this season, and with his contract running out at the end of the campaign, the Red Devils decided to agree a deal with Inter, who have already signed the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez from the club. And while the latter is still struggling with injuries and inconsistency, the former has hit the ground running by netting 14 goals in 20 Serie A appearances.
As for Inter, they are also closing in on a deal for Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen for a reported fee of around £16m which would see him earning near to £320,000 per week.
Meanwhile, Young’s pin-point delivery for Martinez has got the internet talking and this is how they are reacting to it:
Ashley Young equals AWB’s assist record in one game 😂— 🥶🌍 (@MANCZINI) January 26, 2020
Ashley Young has been involved in more goals (1) for Inter Milan in 29 minutes than Jesse Lingard for Manchester United in last 12 months.— 360Sources (@360Sources) January 26, 2020
He just assisted Lautaro Martinez on his debut. pic.twitter.com/eLcdKqEmDm
Ashley Young with an assist 30 minutes into his debut for Inter Milan.— Mazi Marvin the Paranoid Android (@Boboye_Ak) January 26, 2020
In United he would have still been lifting holy hands for corners.
Lukaku and Ashley Young revealing to the whole world what Manchester United truly is. Love to see it 😂😂😂😂😂— Benaiah 👑 (@kwamebenaiah) January 26, 2020
People leave Manchester United and become better footballers. Ashley Young is the latest evidence. This is the reason why I will always want either of Chelsea or Barcelona to purchase Lingard before Real Madrid pulls a fast one. Buy Lingard before this transfer window closes!!— St. Chimarokay 😇 (@chimarokay) January 26, 2020
Ashley Young with an assist on his debut- for Man United players transferring to Inter is like going to rehab— David Amoyal (@DavidAmoyal) January 26, 2020
Feature image courtesy: Twitter / @FootballFactly