The winger was booked for simulation during the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace.
Manchester United boss David Moyes has criticised Ashley Young after the winger was booked for diving in Saturday’s 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford.
Young was involved in a contentious first-half incident that saw him go down under a challenge from Kagisho Dikgacoi with TV replays showing that he made first contact with the Palace man and was promptly shown a yellow card by referee Jon Moss.
A second tangle between the pair saw United awarded a penalty, although many observers were left unconvinced that a foul had been committed by the Palace man, who was sent off.
Nevertheless, Moyes moved to warn the England winger that he doesn’t want to see a repeat of his antics again this season.
“I don’t want my players diving,” he fumed to the Manchester Evening News. “I don’t want anybody doing it.
“The boy (Dikgacoi) definitely throws his leg out but I think Ashley has put his leg into his leg. It is not what I want.”
Moyes offered his commiserations to visiting manager Ian Holloway after Dikgacoi’s red card and slammed the rule stipulating the last man has to be dismissed for bringing down an opponent through on goal.
“I don’t like the rule where every time it is the last man it means it is (a red card),” added Moyes. “I thought it was harsh.
“If I was Ian Holloway I would be disappointed. OK, it might be a penalty. But I don’t think the boy made a challenge to wipe him out.
“Unfortunately that is the rule.”