Man Utd legend Yorke can understand Van Persie dive comments
Yorke told TalkSport: “I’m a bit old school. I wasn’t brought up in the diving capacity at all. I was always one for the blatant penalty where you have to take me down altogether because if I can get to the ball to score I prefer to put the ball in the net rather than having to get up and trying to put it in the net.
"But I can understand what (Robin) van Persie was saying that defenders tend t give the strikers a lot of time and with the new rules that you can’t come through the back but I was always like old school strikers who would hold the ball up and take the knock and shove defenders aside, that sort of old-fashioned way.
"We don’t see enough of that anymore in today’s game but the times have changed and that’s part and parcel of football now.”