Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted that he is not happy with winger Ashley Young after he appeared to dive in order to win a penalty against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The English winger has built up quite a reputation of diving and after looking at replays, it is clear to see the United winger took yet another dive in order to win a spot-kick, which resulted in a Palace player getting sent off and also Robin Van Persie giving United the lead.
The champions eventually went on to win 2-0, but after the game, Moyes admitted that he wasn’t impressed by Young’s actions.
Moyes said: ‘I’ve always said I don’t like diving. He deserved to get booked. I don’t want any of my players diving, I don’t want anybody doing it.
‘If you look at it (the penalty), the boy definitely throws his leg out and Ashley’s leg goes into it. I think Ashley has put his leg into it. But I will definitely say to Ashley that it is not what I want.’
Moyes continued: ‘I don’t like the rule where every time it is the last man it means it is (a red card).’
‘I thought it was harsh. If I was Ian Holloway I would be disappointed.
‘OK, it might be a penalty. But I don’t think the boy made a challenge to wipe him out.
‘Unfortunately that is the rule.’
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt