Young again invited controversy after winning a penalty in victory over Aston Villa yesterday.
Ferguson felt it was a penalty but conceded Young had gone looking for it and, when asked directly whether the winger might be seen as someone who goes down too easily, Ferguson responded on MUTV: "I think in that situation, in the last week or two, yeah.
"I have never seen that in him. It is not an habitual thing with him. He was brought down. He just made the most of it.
"But he definitely brought him down. There was contact. He has bought the fact that Ashley jinked inside him.
"He has gone down quite easily but it was a penalty. He was definitely brought down."