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Gary Neville defends Manchester United star after Everton defeat

Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has come to the defence of Ashley Young, who has been targeted by a section of United fans over poor play. 

Speaking after watching his former team get hammered at Everton, Neville said there are many other players who should take the blame, insisting that Young gives 'his best'.

"Ashley Young has been at the club 10 years, paid very little for him in terms of the market norm, he’s been absolutely work ethic all the way through,"

"Don’t pick on Ashley Young. He’s been asked to play at left-back and at right-back and at left wing-back and right wing-back to cover up for the mismanagement of the recruitment," Neville told Sky Sports.

"So the idea that you turn on Ashley Young… he’s the last person I would turn on. He’s the one who is actually, to be fair, going out there week in week out, playing in a position that’s relatively foreign to him in the last two or three seasons, he’s absolutely giving his all," 

Manchester lost 4-0 to Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, seriously damaging their hopes of finishing in the top-four bracket. 

They next face rivals Manchester City at home in what will be a must-win match if they are to maintain the push for a top-four finish. 

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