Manchester United star has not apologised, says Bergara

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Real Sociedad midfielder Markel Bergara is still furious at Manchester United winger Ashley Young, branding him a 'cheat' after his alleged dive in the Champions League during the week.

The United midfielder won a penalty against Sociedad in the second half of their Champions League tie in Spain. Young has been heavily criticised since by players and pundits alike, and Bergara revealed he has not received an apology from the Old Trafford star.

Young has earned a reputation for simulation over the past few seasons, and has already been at the centre of at least one other controversial incident this season.

Bergara was the Sociedad player penalised for the pull of Young's shirt that sent him to the turf in theatrical fashion.

He conceded a penalty - which Robin Van Persie missed - and was given a yellow card.

And he's since revealed the whole Sociedad team are furious at the United player - and are now aware of his reputation in the Premier League.

He told The Sun: "I barely touched him and he dived. The truth is that he cheated. I can't describe the anger at that moment. He didn't apologise to me or any of my team-mates.

"I know all about the criticism against Young in England.

"We know in England these things are considered very bad and I think the incident is clear to see on TV. He just brushed past me and fell. It's good that in England these things are criticised in a big way.

"I am sad and angry because not only was it not a foul but I was given a yellow card and I can't play in the next game. It's a double injustice. It is very important for us and I won't be able to help my team.

"At least we had luck because Robin van Persie couldn't score otherwise the anger would have been huge.

"He just dived and the referee gave a penalty.

"I've seen simulation before but I hadn't experienced that feeling of being cheated. I hope it's the last time."

Bergara added: “I haven’t spoken to him and he didn’t speak to me.

“No, he didn’t apologise to me or any of my team-mates. I was furious.”

David Moyes has said he has "no issue" with Young, although it's been reported that former-United boss Sir Alex Ferguson spoke to the England international last season after criticism of his actions on the pitch.

Young won a penalty against Crystal Palace this season, but was also booked for simulation during the match when attempting to win another earlier in the game.

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