Schmeichel: Young diving will hurt Man Utd

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has criticised Ashley Young over his diving.

Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel has criticised Ashley Young over his diving.

The United forward, who was spoken to by former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson last year for going to ground too easily, won a controversial penalty against Real Sociedad on Tuesday.

"Ashley Young doing that will make Manchester United get fewer penalties," claimed Schmeichel on BBC 5 live.

"Referees read newspapers and see TV so they are going to be very, very cautious. They don't want to give away a penalty which is a dive.

"You try to be honest as a player. You don't want to win by cheating. Ashley is that good or potentially that good, so why does he have to dive? Take someone on and try to score with your skill."

 
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