Andros Townsend jumps to Ashley Young’s defence over Crystal Palace Tweet

Crystal Palace star Andros Townsend has this afternoon moved to defend Ashley Young, after the Eagles’ Twitter account aimed a lighthearted jab at the Manchester United man.

United downed by Palace

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men welcomed Palace to Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.

The Red Devils headed into the clash hoping for a bounce-back result, having dropped two points in disappointing fashion at Wolves this day last week.

When all was said and done in Manchester, though, things went from bad to worse for United.

Despite having pulled level courtesy of Daniel James with minutes remaining in the clash, a 93rd-minute Patrick van Aanholt strike eventually saw Palace depart Old Trafford with all 3 points.

‘Should be applauding this’

The Eagles, meanwhile, have since used their shock win as an opportunity to poke fun at United.

Taking to Twitter, Palace’s official account posted a clip of Wilfried Zaha turning Ashley Young inside out down the visitors’ right, along with the caption ‘Wilf had him dancing’:

One of Palace’s other attacking stars, though, has taken issue with his side’s Tweet.

Taking to his own Twitter account, Andros Townsend re-posted the clip in question, but with his own caption.

The 28-year-old insisted that rather than ‘making fun’ of Young, the veteran should be ‘applauded’, for managing to, despite Zaha’s best efforts, block the Ivorian’s cross into United’s box:

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