Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has urged Red Devils winger Ashley Young to stop diving after another incident against CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, Daily Mail reports.
United were close to going to another goalless draw when the Russian side visited Old Trafford in a Champions League fixture, but Wayne Rooney scored a header in the 79th minute to end 370 goalless minutes for Louis van Gaal’s side.
However, prior to Rooney’s match-winner, Young was trying to earn his side a penalty after CSKA’s Georgi Shchennikov slightly touched the Englishman in the penalty area.
The former Aston Villa star has a reputation of diving throughout his career, and club legend Scholes has stated that he is starting to become fed up with his antics.
“Ashley needs to stop doing this. He knows that himself, but it’s just a habit and he can’t get rid of it,” he said.
“It’s so obvious and he just needs to get this out of his game. It is embarrassing and Ashley knows it.”
The victory took Man United top of Group C with seven points from four games, and the Red Devils will be confident of progressing to the knock-out phase.
Rooney’s winning goal also pushed him level with Denis Law as United’s second highest goalscorer ever with 237 goals.