Ex-Man Utd boss Ferguson: I cured Young diving

In his new book, Sir Alex Ferguson claims to have "cured" the diving antics of Manchester United winger Ashley Young.

In his new book, Sir Alex Ferguson claims to have "cured" the diving antics of Manchester United winger Ashley Young.

Ferguson signed Young from Aston Villa for £16m in summer 2011 but claimed the former Watford wideman was soon told his penchant for winning cheap penalties was not acceptable.

“Ashley ran into trouble against QPR in the 2011-12 season when Shaun Derry was sent off and our player was accused of diving,” said Ferguson.

“I left him out of the next game, and told him that the last thing he needed as a Manchester United player was a reputation for going down easily. It wasn’t a penalty kick against QPR and Shaun Derry’s sending off was not rescinded. Ashley did it two weeks in a row but we stopped it.

“Going to ground too willingly was not something I tolerated.”

 
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