Manchester United round-up: Ashley Young's diving is 'embarrassing'

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Manchester United fans, hello and good day.

Allow us to present you with a midweek round-up packed full of tantalising rumours and the very latest in the way of breaking news.

Read on below if you’re interested in getting the low-down or alternatively watch the video above to be quite literally spoon-fed it by yours truly. Enjoy.

Scholes on 'embarrassing' Young

It’s rather difficult to keep Paul Scholes quiet these days, but fans will certainly have a strong opinion on the most recent problem he’s flagged up concerning Manchester United.

Scholes said Ashley Young’s dive during last night’s Champions League meet with CSKA Moscow was ‘embarrassing’, with the England international having taken a tumble in a bid to win his side a penalty prior to Wayne Rooney’s 79th-minute winner.

Young has been routinely lambasted by people who believe he is a serial diver, and Scholes questioned why he was doing it as - in his words - he’s a really good player.

"Ashley needs to stop doing this. He knows that himself, but it's just a habit and he can't get rid of it," Scholes said.

"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."

Martial bemoans poor performance

Meanwhile, prodigal forward Anthony Martial last night took to Instagram to express his disappointment at his own performance against Moscow.

The Frenchman was substituted for Marouane Fellaini in the second half - a decision that was made to a chorus of boos aimed at Van Gaal - and posted a picture with a caption intended to relay his struggles.

Here’s what fans thought of LVG’s decision:

Van Gaal's 'Mike' mistake

Lastly, Van Gaal can’t escape the blushes at the moment, it would seem, as he once again called Chris Smalling ‘Michael’ in a press conference.

Annnnd, here's the first one:

We’re going to assume it was an intentional slip-up this time, as opposed to when Van Gaal did it by mistake during United’s pre-season tour of the US, but all the same it’s hardly going to help Chris when it comes to getting fans to stop calling him the wrong name.

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