Ashley Young has called on Manchester United to show some ‘character’ when they face Manchester City on Wednesday, after seeing his side beaten 4-0 at Everton.
Goals from Richarlison, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Lucas Digne and Theo Walcott consigned Manchester United to a comprehensive defeat at Goodison Park, with the club’s top four hopes now in doubt as they prepare to face City in the Manchester Derby in midweek.
Young admits United’s performance at Everton wasn’t anywhere near ‘good enough’ and has urged the Red Devils to bounce back as they prepare to face Pep Guardiola’s side at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
“From the first whistle we weren’t good enough. We just weren’t right and obviously playing an Everton team full of confidence,” he told Sky Sports.
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“I don’t think that was a Man Utd performance. It’s disappointing and we have got four games left, we have got to dust ourselves down – we’ve got a big one on Wednesday.
“It will show our character, I know we have great talent and it’s a big one for us on Wednesday now.
“You set your set your stall to go and be on the front foot and it just wasn’t that. You still think if you get that first goal you can get something out of the game but it wasn’t meant to be.
“It’s crucial when you get the first goal. We couldn’t concentrate on them it was us playing out there. When you’re a Man Utd team, we had a first shot on goal late in the second half, it’s not good enough.”