Ashley Young was reportedly told to ‘retire with a zimmer frame’ by Dele Alli during Manchester United’s victory over Tottenham on Saturday.
Spurs star Alli and United wing-back Young were involved in a heated confrontation at Old Trafford, where substitute Anthony Martial’s late trike helped United to a 1-0 win.
The Manchester Evening News claims that the incident was sparked by Alli’s remark to his opponent, which came in the 30th minute of the match after Young had gone down holding his face following a clash with Spurs defender Serge Aurier.
Veteran Young, who won the Premier League with United in 2013, did not back down and, according to the MEN, responded by telling Alli: ‘Let me know when you win the Prem.’
Former United defender Gary Neville believed Young was trying to get a rise out of Alli, who is known to be a little hot-headed.
“Ashley Young knows exactly what he is doing and there might have been a time when Dele Alli would have reacted and thrown his head forward, but he hasn’t,’ Neville said on commentary for Sky Sports.
“His [Alli’s] heart would have been saying “I want to break your nose,” his head would have been saying, “don’t lose the game for my team”.