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Man Utd great Robson warns Young about diving reputation

Manchester United great Bryan Robson feels Ashley Young needs to be careful of getting a reputation as a diver.

The England winger has been at the forefront of two questionable penalties awarded to United recently and former club captain Robson has warned him not to make a habit of it.

"I thought the one against QPR was a little bit harsh on them and it probably was a dive," he told BBC Radio Manchester.

"But I have looked at replays of the weekend one (against Aston Villa) and the defender did catch Ashley on the foot.

"Yes, he did make it a bit dramatic. If he had just gone down because of the connection on his foot, I don't think too much would have been made of it.

"But he is going to have to be careful because people are scrutinising him now.

"The thing is, in a really important game towards the end of the season there might be a blatant penalty and he won't get it because he has a reputation for diving.

"Instead of going down, he needs to stay on his feet and put the ball into the net."

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