Manchester United players mastering the act of diving; ...first Ashley Young, then Adnan Januzaj, and now Wayne Rooney!

'Wayne was great today,' said manager David Moyes after Manchester United's 3-2 victory at Hull City yesterday. 'He was asked to do two or three different jobs'. The Scot didn't specify what those team duties were, though...

Rooney scored one, and had a significant hand in two other goals as United came from two goals behind to clinch a crucial victory at Steve Bruce's Hull on Boxing Day.

In fact, his 26th minute thunderbolt was his 150th goal for the club, so why did he spoil a day of joy with a petulant dive, as well as a vicious kick out on Tom Huddlestone?

The England striker is only the second Premier League striker to reach the momentous total for one club (after Thierry Henry, Arsenal) but had a controversial game elsewhere.

He was booked for a verbal dispute with referee Michael Oliver, but could have been given three yellow cards in total for other offences.

The most frustrating of which was an elaborate fall without contact, something football fans in this country are dying to see eradicated.

But the dive away from Huddlestone's challenge has been seen many times at United, just take Ashley Young and Adnan Januzaj.

Two talented wingers, with a trait that manager's have insisted they would try and get rid of. But it keeps happening...

Young has been cited on many occasions for throwing himself to the ground too easily, most recently to gain a penalty (which was subsequently missed) in the Champions League game against Real Sociedad in Spain.

And Januzaj, who Moyes insisted needed 'more protection' from referees after being targetted by opposition defenders, has made quite the impact since bursting onto the scene earlier this season.

The Belgian (or should I say, Albanian/English star?) has put in many dazzling displays to wow the Old Trafford faithful, but has produced as man 'fake falls' as he has scored for his team.

It's getting embarrassing, and it surely has to stop soon.