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Manchester United star finally admits what we knew all along

Manchester United winger Ashley Young has acknowledged he has a reputation for diving, reports the Guardian.

However, Young has offered no apology for his actions, and has claimed the officials made all the right decisions regarding his controversial incidents.

Young has been embroiled in several diving storms during his Manchester United career, with former manager Sir Alex Ferguson admitting the winger goes to ground too easily.

Current boss David Moyes was also forced to talk to Young about his diving, after he became involved in another furore during the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in September.

Asked if he realises he has attracted a reputation for diving, Young replied: “Of course I understand what you’re saying and everyone is going to have their say on it, but I’ve spoken to the previous manager and current manager, the referees are giving decisions and that is where I think it lies.

“It’s been talked about [to me] but that’s in-house. I’m not going to comment on what’s been said.

“I think it’s one to ask the referees – they’re the ones who are giving free-kicks and penalties. I remember getting booked against Palace and then won a penalty. Against Real Sociedad it was another penalty that was given.

“Referees have got tough decisions to make, they have a tough time out there making decisions, but they have made the right decisions, I think.”

Young has come in for heavy criticism following the various incidents, but the former Aston Villa star says it has not had an effect on him.

“I don’t take notice of the headlines or the debates,” he added.

“That’s obviously for the media to debate and people to have their say on it and everyone is entitled to have their say on it. For me, the referees have made decisions and that’s it.”

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