Young was charged by the English game's governing body for an alleged elbow on the Saints' Dusan Tadic during the 0-0 stalemate, and offered no resistance thereafter.
Ashley Young has been suspended for three games by the FA: https://t.co/zrg04hDJv1— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 31, 2017
Referee Craig Pawson did not see the incident, leaving the FA to step in and make a decision.
While the player readily accepted wrongdoing, he noted that a three-match ban was excessive. His argument, however, was rebuffed