Monday 17 June 2019

Ashley Young: A bird did not poo in my mouth during match - the video was doctored

Ashley Young was rousing his team mates when this happened
Ashley Young was rousing his team mates when this happened

James Orr

Ashley Young has again reiterated that a bird did not defecate in his mouth during Manchester United's opening Premier League game of the season.

During United's match against Swansea at Old Trafford in August, video footage appeared to show a bird dropping enter the mouth of Young as he berated his team-mates.

Young, 29, has always denied that the delivery from above was a bird poo and now the winger has even gone as far as a accusing someone of doctoring the video to make it look like poo went in his mouth.

In an interview published today by The Guardian, Young has again spoken of the incident, and he is now hoping to find out who put the clip out there. The footage emerged on social media immediately during that match, which United lost 2-1.

"I can, 100%, absolutely confirm it was not bird poo," he said. "But I'd love to know who put that video out and how they did it. Or what my reaction might have been if it actually was."

His team-mate Luke Shaw revealed last week that Young has been the joke of the United changing room since the incident, with United players even hanging a fake bird above his peg.

"Ashley Young is the joker in the dressing room. We still laugh about the time he got bird poo in his mouth against Swansea," said Shaw in an exclusive interview with Match of the Day magazine.

"If you ask him now, he'll say it wasn't bird poo. In the changing room we hung a fake bird above his place as a joke which he didn't like."

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