Young went down 'easily' - Fergie

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Sir Alex Ferguson admitted Ashley Young might have emerged from the past seven days with a reputation as someone who goes down too easily, but the Manchester United boss claims not to have seen any evidence he is a diver.

A week after Young was embroiled in a spot-kick row against QPR, he was at the centre of more controversy in Sunday's 4-0 win over former club Aston Villa. Referee Mark Halsey decided the contact - as Young attempted to step inside Ciaran Clark - was worthy of a penalty just six minutes into the Old Trafford encounter.

Villa boss Alex McLeish disagreed, while Ferguson felt it was a penalty but conceded Young had gone looking for it and, when asked directly whether the winger might be seen as someone who goes down too easily, Ferguson responded on MUTV: "I think in that situation, in the last week or two, yeah."

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