Ferguson says foreign players in PL dive more than Brit stars
London: Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said foreign players are more inclined towards diving in Premier League matches than their Brit counterparts.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero sparked off the debate by claiming overseas players are less likely to be awarded penalties than their home-grown counterparts.
Liverpool has also expressed fear that striker Luis Suarez will never win another penalty, as he`s become a victim of his reputation for going down easily.
Ferguson admitted Nani made a meal of a challenge in United`s 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspurs at the weekend despite claiming the winger deserved a penalty.
Although Ferguson claimed Nani is not a diver, the he did concede that the increase in diving in the English game had been predominantly down to foreign imports.
"Nani is not the type to dive, I know that. It was a penalty kick on Saturday. Sometimes you get them, sometimes you don`t. The linesman could have helped, but didn`t," a daily quoted Ferguson, as saying.
"But it`s not worth going into that subject, because down the years there have been plenty of players diving - and, you have to say, particularly foreign players," he added.