Manchester United’s Luke Shaw reveals Ashley Young prank following bird poo incident

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has revealed he and his teammates made fun of Ashley Young following an unfortunate incident involving a bird last year.

Cameras appeared to pick up a bird defecating in Young’s mouth during the 2-1 defeat to Swansea City in August.

The midfielder was widely mocked following the unsavoury episode and Shaw spoke of how he also became the butt of jokes at United.

Some players hung a fake bird above his place in the dressing room, which didn’t appear to go down well with Young.

Speaking about Young, Shaw said: ”Young is the joker in the dressing room. We still laugh about the time he got bird poo in his mouth against Swansea.

“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.”

Detractors may have made fun of Young but he had the last laugh following the incident.

The 29-year-old is enjoying a remarkable season having completely turned around his fortunes at United. Against Manchester City last weekend, Young put in a Man of the Match performance and helped his side secure a 4-2 win. Did the bird restore Young’s powers? Who knows.

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