Pontus Wernbloom with a contender for worst dive ever

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Let's not pretend, football is a game full of diving. We see it every week, whether that be in the Premier League, Champions League or the Scottish Division Two, there is no getting away from it.

Sometimes a dive can be quite convincing, but on other occasions - like during Manchester United's game with CSKA Moscow - it leaves a player with egg on their face.

During the Red Devils' clash at the Arena Khimki, Marouane Fellaini and Pontus Wernbloom were involved in a scrap for the ball, and what happened next can only be described as embarrassing. 


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Having appeared to win the ball from the Belgian, Wernbloom decided to throw himself to the ground when Fellaini's leg came whistling past him.

The former Everton man's foot was nowhere near the Moscow man and his theatrics would not have looked out of place on Broadway.

Even more surprising was the referee's decision to leave his cards in his pocket.

However, there are few contenders for the worst dive of all time.

The Red Devils were unable to take all three points from their trip to Russia, but a point could prove invaluable for their chances of reaching the final 16.

With two home games still to go in their remaining three matches, the Old Trafford club have qualification firmly in their own hands.

They now turn their attentions to a the small task of a Manchester derby on Sunday. A win against their city rivals could see Manchester United return to the top of the table. 

But they will have to improve on their performance in midweek if they are to leapfrog Manchester City.

What is the worst dive you can ever remember on a football pitch? Have your say in the comments section below!

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