Manchester United manager claims Robin van Persie could have been killed

The Red Devils could only manage a point at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, with Patrice Evra breaking the deadlock in the 15th minute before Michu scored an equaliser on the half-hour mark.

Manchester United manager claims Robin van Persie could have been killed

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Andy

December 23rd, 2012

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However, the biggest talking point came late in the game where Ashley Williams kicked the ball in the direction of a prostrate Robin van Persie, something which provoked ire from the Dutchman and also drew criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson.

“In the Van Persie situation you can clearly see that he could have been killed,” he told Sky Sports News. “The FA has got to look into it regardless that he has been given a yellow card. He should be banned for a long time because that was the most dangerous thing I’ve seen on a football field for many years.

“It was absolutely deliberate. The whistle has gone, the game has stopped and he has done that right in front of the referee, he could have killed the lad. It was a disgraceful act.”

In a BBC interview Ferguson added: “Robin van Persie is lucky to be alive … Robin could have had a broken neck.”

Williams pleaded his innocence after the match stating: “I tried to clear the ball and it hit him on the head. He was obviously a bit angry about that, but it was a much ado about nothing.”

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