Man Utd legend Yorke can understand Van Persie dive comments

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke can understand Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's comments about "exaggerating" his falls inside the penalty area.

Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke can understand Arsenal striker Robin van Persie's comments about "exaggerating" his falls inside the penalty area.

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.”