Manchester United’s Ashley Young has been criticised of diving in order to win penalties. Sir Alex Ferguson has been critical of this mentality of the former Aston Villa star. David Moyes was also of the same opinion after he took over at the club in the summer. He said after the first diving incident this season that he will be talking with Young about it. Young has not featured for United in the last few matches, but he was recalled to the starting line-up in the Champions league match against Real Sociedad.
The England international was back to his bad ways again after he took a stumble at slightest of contacts in order to win a penalty. Robin van Persie went on to miss the penalty after managing to strike the post. After the encounter, Moyes said that he will not speak with Young about this incident because he did not think that the England star took a dive. Moyes also said that he is disappointed with the fact that United could only draw the match 0-0, while they had numerous chances over the course of the match to score the breakthrough.
Apart from van Persie’s missed penalty, Hernandez also missed from 6 yards out after a cross from Shinji Kagawa.
“I have seen it again. The boy tugs him in the box. The referee is two yards away from it and decides to give it. He’s got a penalty kick for a decision tonight. I don’t know about his reputation but the referee is there and he gave it. The referee made decisions all night. He’s the one who saw fit to award a penalty and send a player off. I thought the referee made the decision and that was the referee’s choice,” said Moyes about the penalty incident.