Twitter goes into overdrive after Ashley Young dives to win penalty

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The Manchester United winger was at it again, and this time found himself answering to a mountain of abuse from pundits and supporters alike.

Ashley Young was again the main talking point as a dull 0-0 draw in Sociedad left Manchester United top of their group by just one point.

The former Watford winger went down at the slightest touch from Real Sociedad's midfielder Markel Bergara, and adds another case to his portfolio of 'conning' referees by hitting the deck to easily.

He dribbled excellently into the box, knocked the ball past his man, felt a slight touch and decided to take the easy route and go down. The referee was convinced enough to point to the spot, but justice prevailed when the usually clinical Robin Van Persie smashed the ball against the post.

Ashley Young has become renowned as one of the worst play actors in world football, and has been told to stop previously by David Moyes. In the aftermath of the game with Crystal Palace, where he was also condemned for diving, the Manchester United manager had this to say:

''I don't want my players diving. It's not what I want.

''Dikgacoi definitely throws his leg out but Ashley put his leg to his leg.''

Previously, it was reported that Sir Alex Ferguson also ''had a word'' with Young for the same issue.

Social networks were abuzz with activity in light of yet another diving offence from the winger, here are a few of our favourite tweets...

It is clearly becoming a huge talking point in the tricky winger's game, but when will something be done to try and prevent this type of play?

Ridiculously Arsenal legend Lee Dixon said the winger was 'right to go down' and condoned his play inside the box! 

Admittedly, he did win the penalty that could have done Manchester United the game, but in the end it was just his already shaky reputation that has been dented. 

Should tougher action be taken on divers?

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