Bergara blasts 'cheat' Young

Markel Bergara has branded Ashley Young a 'cheat' and claims he offered no apology for his antics against Real Sociedad.

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Ashley Young: Caused controversy against Real Sociedad

Ashley Young: Caused controversy against Real Sociedad

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Manchester United winger Young finds himself at the centre of another simulation storm after taking a tumble to earn a penalty in a UEFA Champions League clash with Sociedad.

Bergara was the man adjudged to have felled the England international, earning himself a caution and conceding a penalty.

Robin van Persie struck the post from the spot, but the sense of injustice has lingered long past the final whistle in a contest which ended goalless.

Bergara admits he and his Sociedad team-mates were left fuming by Young's actions and are delighted to have seen the incident generate heated debate.

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."

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