Manchester United legend Roy Keane has admonished Ashley Young for his disgraceful dive against CSKA Moscow on Match day 4 in a match United won 1-0 courtesy of Wayne Rooney’s solitary strike.
The winger turned defender for the tie breezed through the defence of the opponent and extended his leg in front of approaching defender Georgi Shchennikov and tumbled to the ground before any contact was made in the game. Young even escaped without being booked for assimilation by the referee.
Roy Keane is known to be vocal in his playing days, he criticises team mates, he is a tough tackler, bully opposition players before games and was highly temperamental. Young has been known to dive a lot and it’s being attached to his reputation. He won United a penalty at Villa Park against his former side Aston Villa.
It’s not unusual in the modern game to see players tend to cheat to win dubious penalties or free-kicks or get an opposition player sent off just to win games. Arsene Wenger was very critical of Bayern Munich’s Dutch star Arjen Robben for doing down too easily to win his side a penalty and several other players have assimilated in one way or the other.
Young should be careful with the way he goes down so easily with little or no contact, but Keane should cut the player some slack by not over criticising the him, he is a United legend and could call the player and advise him privately rather than go public with it.