Andros Townsend has responded to a tweet from Crystal Palace’s official twitter account, poking fun at Manchester United defender Ashley Young.
Palace tweeted a video of former United winger Wilfried Zaha taking on Young with the caption ‘Wilf had him dancing’. But United’s fullback still managed to make a recovery block despite being dazzled by the the trickery of the 26-year-old.
Townsend came to Young’s defence strongly, suggesting Young deserved respect for his efforts against one of the ‘leagues best wingers’.
His response has been praised by lots of United fans who appreciated the respect he showed Young.
With Luke Shaw now out for at least a month, as per the Times, Young will have to fill in at the left-back role for the upcoming games.
We expect to see the 34-year-old start in Saturday’s game against Southampton at St Mary’s.
See Townsend’s response to his own club below:
A 34 y/o ex winger vs one of the leagues best wingers…. he gets destroyed twice yet still manages to block the cross…. we should be applauding this not making fun of it #Respect https://t.co/AD5Nlyt7Mu
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) August 26, 2019