Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young has admitted that he dives in football games, but he has refused to apologise for his actions.
The Red Devils winger has won numerous penalties for his club over the years, even when there is no contact at all between himself and an opposition, but most of the time, he does in fact convince the referee and he does win a penalty.
Despite it being cheating and un-sportsman like behaviour, Young doesn’t feel like he needs to apologise for his actions.
“Of course I understand what you’re saying and everyone is going to have their say on it, but I’ve spoken to the previous manager and current manager, the referees are giving decisions and that is where I think it lies. It’s been talked about [to me] but that’s in-house. I’m not going to comment on what’s been said.
“I think it’s one to ask the referees – they’re the ones who are giving free-kicks and penalties. I remember getting booked against Palace and then won a penalty. Against Real Sociedad it was another penalty that was given. Referees have got tough decisions to make, they have a tough time out there making decisions, but they have made the right decisions, I think.”
“I don’t take notice of the headlines or the debates,” he said. “That’s obviously for the media to debate and people to have their say on it and everyone is entitled to have their say on it. For me, the referees have made decisions and that’s it.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles