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Something gross happened on Ashley Young's mouth

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With the likes of Luke Shaw and Robin van Persie injured, Manchester United began Louis van Gaal's reign in underwhelming fashion, going down 1-0 to Swansea City in the first half of their first match of the Premier League season at Old Trafford. Van Gaal's nightmare was nothing compared to Ashley Young's, though.

Early in the match, Young was minding his own business, enjoying a having no foreign substances in or and around his mouth area, when this happened...

That appeared to be heat-seeking bird poop landing right on Ashley Young's mouth, which prompted everyone who saw it to feel unclean. But closer inspection of higher resolution video appears to show the foreign substance landing behind Young just as he spits up a bit. Still kind of gross, but not forever unclean. And that explains why Young didn't immediately vomit everywhere for the rest of the match.

Man United went on to lose 2-1 and Louis van Gaal would probably prefer bird poop in the mouth and three points than a loss and no bird poop at all.

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