Liverpool star Mohamed Salah insists Manchester United jibe all in good fun

Mohamed Salah is in superb form for Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Mohamed Salah has insisted social media is just for fun and fans should not dwell on his posts for too long.

The Liverpool star is regularly active on his Twitter account and aimed a well-timed swipe at Manchester United after the Red Devils were knocked out of the Champions League by Sevilla.

United had beaten Liverpool in their previous game and Salah had been showered with abuse from rival supporters after a below par performance.

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Ashley Young even got in on the act after the game, before Salah gained revenge over United by tweeting after the shock Sevilla victory at Old Trafford: ‘The UCL draw can’t come soon enough.’

Salah has now addressed the tweet while on international duty with Egypt.

He said: ‘As for being active on social media, I sometimes go on it and follow things… At the end of the day, social media for me is something you do for fun.

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The UCL draw can’t come soon enough 😁
— Mohamed Salah (@22mosalah) March 13, 2018

(Picture: Getty)‘I can’t let it affect me, change my mood or change my perspective on life. I’m not even bother by it.

‘I can go on it for joking around, like the funny thing that happened last week. It was funny but it’s all over now.’

Liverpool secured their quarter-final spot with ease against Porto, but United failed to make it past Sevilla despite the second leg being at home.

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(Picture: Getty)United will now focus their energies on finishing second in the Premier League and claiming a FA Cup trophy.

Liverpool drew Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and will need two big performances from Salah to progress past the soon-to-be English champions.

Salah’s hat-trick against Watford last weekend took him to 28 league goals for Liverpool in his debut season as a Red.

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Ashley Young taunts Mohamed Salah after pocketing Liverpool star in Manchester United win

Ashley Young kept Mohamed Salah quiet in the derby at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)Ashley Young was praised by Manchester United fans for nullifying Mohamed Salah in Saturday’s victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford.

Egyptian forward Salah has taken the Premier League by storm this season, scoring 24 goals in 27 games following his summer arrival from Roma.

But the 25-year-old former Chelsea flop was kept quiet by United over the weekend, mustering just one shot on David De Gea’s goal as Liverpool were beaten 2-1.

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Jose Mourinho singled out Young as a key component in the victory and the 32-year-old full-back has responded to claims he ‘pocketed’ Salah at the Theatre of Dreams.

In a social media post, Young posted a picture of himself training, with the caption: ‘Stop asking me! He’s not in my pocket, I swear he’s not.’

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Salah struggled to make an impact against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)

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Mourinho’s United beat Liverpool 2-1 thanks to a first-half brace from Marcus Rashford. Speaking after the win, which saw his side move into second in the Premier League, Mourinho praised Young’s ‘brilliant’ display.

He said: ‘Everybody did a job, you mention Young, I’d mention the kid Scot because of his age, because of his first derby.

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‘Everybody did a good job but you are right Ashley against Salah, we prepared the game very well, Ashley has great experience.

‘I think Liverpool in the second half were also playing a lot through the centre, allowed us to close more people in the inside, more people were close to each other, but Ashley was brilliant, yes.’

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Jose Mourinho praises Ashley Young for pocketing Mohamed Salah

The 32-year-old gave an excellent display against Liverpool on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has praised the job Ashley Young performed in nullifying Liverpool star Mohamed Salah in Saturday’s win at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils moved five points clear of their rivals thanks to a first half brace from Marcus Rashford, hanging on for a 2-1 victory despite Eric Bailly’s own goal.

Jurgen Klopp’s usually prolific side struggled to create any real chances of note in the match as United sat deep and denied Liverpool space to break into.

United sealed a 2-1 victory thanks to Rashford’s excellent finishing (Picture: EPA)Salah – who co-leads the division’s scoring charts with 24 goals – was particularly affected, mustering just one wild shot, and Mourinho credited Young with keeping him on a leash.

The Portuguese coach told MUTV: ‘Everybody did a job, you mention Young, I’d mention the kid Scot because of his age, because of his first derby.

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‘Everybody did a good job but you are right Ashley against Salah, we prepared the game very well, Ashley has great experience.

‘I think Liverpool in the second half were also playing a lot through the centre, allowed us to close more people in the inside, more people were close to each other, but Ashley was brilliant, yes.’

Salah was afforded just one shot against United in a quiet afternoon at Old Trafford (Getty)Young had deputised at full-back in previous seasons though has become Mourinho’s No.1 left-back in the current campaign, keeping Luke Shaw out of the side despite plenty of praise from his manager.

The 32-year-old’s strong form saw him recalled to the England squad by Gareth Southgate and he remains in with a shout of going to the World Cup in Russia this summer.

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