Ronaldo punished for reputation - Giggs

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Ryan Giggs has backed Sir Alex Ferguson´s claim that Cristiano Ronaldo is still paying for his reputation as a diver.

Ronaldo attracted plenty of criticism during the early days of his Manchester United career by going to ground far too easily under minimal contact, and Ferguson is convinced that was going through the mind of referee Rob Styles on Monday night when he booked Ronaldo for diving in the Fulham box despite the fact TV replays showed Antti Niemi getting nowhere near the ball.

And veteran Welshman Giggs said: "I think he is paying for his reputation. He did have a reputation (for diving) when he first came over here but that has gone now."

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Ryan Giggs
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