Ashley Young dive was embarrassing claims Paul Scholes

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has labelled Ashley Young's alleged dive against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League last night as embarrassing. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, Scholes, who was speaking on BT Sport, has insisted that his former Red Devils teammate needs to stamp it out of his game.

With United desperately searching for a goal at 0-0, Young went down flamboyantly midway through the second half, but his penalty claim was rightly waved away by the referee. 


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And Scholes claims Young is now in the habit of diving and will struggle to change his ways. Throughout Young's stint in Manchester, he has been embroiled in a number of controversial incidents.

After the final whistle, Scholes was less than impressed with Young's antics. The Old Trafford legend stated: "Ashley needs to stop doing this. He knows that himself, but it's just a habit and he can't get rid of it.


"It's so obvious and he just needs to get this out of his game. It is embarrassing and Ashley knows it.

"He's a really good player and he doesn't need to resort to those tactics, but I just think it's ingrained in him."

Despite Young's controversial evening, United captain Wayne Rooney scored a late winner for Louis van Gaal's side to help take the Red Devils to top spot in Group B.


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Diving has been a problem for Young throughout his career, so it's unlikely that it's going to vanish from his game anytime soon. Van Gaal should have a word with him, but it's not going to be easy to change the player's ways at this stage. 

However, on a more positive note, the 30-year-old really has come to prominence under the Dutch regime. His versatility has helped his cause in Manchester, of course. From right-back to left midfield, the former Aston Villa man has played in numerous roles in the last year or so. 

Even more crucially, he has performed admirably, often proving one of the club's most consistent outfield players. 

Manchester United fans: what do you make of Scholes' comments? Have your say below! 

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