17 Sep 2013

Moyes wants video to clamp down on diving

8:13 am on 17 September 2013

Manchester United football manager David Moyes has called for video evidence to stamp out diving after revealing he's told his winger Ashley Young to cut out the theatrics.

Young was booked for deliberately initiating contact with Crystal Palace midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi in a failed bid to win a penalty in Sunday's 2-0 victory at Old Trafford.

The United winger was then bundled over by Dikgacoi in a separate incident later in the half, which brought Moyes's team their first goal of the day via a penalty and led to the Palace player's dismissal.

Moyes felt referee Jon Moss handled the situation perfectly, but he was quick to condemn England international Young for his dive and made it clear the use of post-match video to prove players guilty of diving is the best way to sort out the issue.

Palace chairman Steve Parish has gone even further, claiming diving should be treated in the same harsh manner as preventing goalscoring opportunities, with a straight red.