Fergie: Foreigners dive, but not my Nani
Alex Ferguson believes that foreign players in the Premier League are at the heart of most of the diving that occurs in the game, but not his own.
By Declan Whooley
Sergio Aguero had claimed at the weekend that English players had “privileges” that were not available to outsiders after City were turned away for two penalty appeals, but Fergie believes many of the imports are the architects of their own downfall.
"As a subject it is not worth going down because we have known for quite a few years there are plenty of players diving and, you have to say, particularly foreign players," said the United boss in today’s Irish Examiner.
The United boss was still unhappy with the decision by referee Chris Foy not to award United a spot-kick in their defeat to Spurs on Saturday, when he waved away Jan Vertonghen’s challenge on Nani.
“It was a penalty kick on Saturday. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t,” the Scot said.
Ferguson was quick to absolve Nani of any blame after he was accused of going down too easy.
"Nani is not the type to dive. He has never been that type of player,” he added defiantly.
Fergie, you may wish to look away from these clips, they would tend to suggest otherwise.