Manchester United boss Van Gaal alleges West Ham star Payet took a dive

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has suggested that West Ham United midfielder Dimitri Payet took a dive in the 1-1 FA Cup draw on Sunday.

The 28-year-old was already on a yellow card when he went down in the United area under a challenge from Marcos Rojo.

However, referee Martin Atkinson waved the play on and minutes later, Payet scored a brilliant free-kick to give the Hammers a 1-0 lead.

Van Gaal said: “Payet was more or less diving. He was maybe touched, but not enough to fall like that.

“But there are always discussions about the decisions of the referee.”

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