Roy Keane says “if Ashley Young is a Man United player, I’m a Chinaman,” with the former United midfielder labeling the winger “an absolute disgrace”.
Young, who has a reputation for diving, was seen to stretch his leg towards CSKA Moscow defender Georgi Shchennikov in an attempt to win a penalty during Manchester United’s 1-0 victory over the Russians in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Keane was incensed by Young’s actions, telling ITV Sport: “If Ashley Young is a Manchester United player, I’m a Chinaman.
“He is an absolute disgrace,” Keane added. “The senior players need to get hold of him. That shouldn’t be accepted at Manchester United.
“That’s not leaving your leg in. That’s different. It’s the somersault he does, it’s an absolute disgrace.
‘”Maybe once or twice can be seen as a mistake. But he’s done it nine or 10 times and he’s done it at his previous clubs.”
Paul Scholes continued his recent criticisms of United and echoed Keane’s thoughts on BT Sport.
“Ashley needs to stop doing this,” Scholes said. “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.”