Date: 12th September 2011 at 6:15pm
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Tom Cleverley

The United midfielder will be out for four weeks

Kevin Davies has apologised for the challenge which has put Tom Cleverley out of action for a month.

Davies told Sky Sports “Tackle-wise I’ve not seen it back. I spoke to Tom Cleverley.”

He added: “I was made to believe he had got a fracture or something so when I got home, I didn’t realise after the game, I’ve seen the reports going on with the game so I put a call in to him and he was fine.

“I’m pleased there was no serious damage to him. After that, it was a tackle which maybe I mis-timed and I got a yellow card which was just deserved, so for me I’m not sure what it’s all about.”

“If I’d have known of course I would’ve gone to see him. So that’s why I got his number and put a call in. I actually texted him and he rang me back, he said he’d seen the tackle and didn’t think it was that bad.

“So it’s all fine, it’s all done and dusted for me, it’s a contact sport, it’s a derby, I was trying to do my bit for Bolton to win the game. It’s a side of my game. For me it’s done and you move on.”
Davies’s challenge on Cleverley was reckless to say the least, but his subsequent foul on Patrice Evra was even worse.

Sir Alex Ferguson was right in his prediction that Davies would cause harm to United’s players- next time maybe we should get Phil Jones to mark him.

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7 responses to “‘It’s All Done & Dusted For Me, It’s A Contact Sport’”

  1. bruce thomas says:

    Yes Kevin — it’s just that you make rather heavier contact rather more often than most.

    Only the snaller and younger player too — I’ve seen you try and “rough up” Drogba or Vidic.

    I hope Vidic snaps you in half at OT, you hypocritical twat.

  2. bruce thomas says:

    |Sorry “should read “never seen”

  3. jonathan says:

    What an ass. “All done and dusted”? Well Tom’s not playing for at least another month so it’s easy for you to say. It was totally reckless and I don’t know how he didn’t see the high risk in tackling a faster player in from behind.

    I hate to wish injury on anyone; but I bet he’d have a different perspective on that “side of the game” if he receives an injury from a reckless challenge in the name of competition.

  4. Scott says:

    What a mug! He didn’t even get a card for his challenge on Cleverley!! Wasn’t until he nearly broke Evra’s ankle he got the card i thought!?

    Lucky Evra jumped, after watch replys if he hadn’t could have seriously ended his career! Should’ve gone. Might have been 10-0 then!

  5. Zack says:

    its a contact sport, and this is english football, not for pussy! that why i love to watch epl more than other football league.

  6. JETELINHO says:

    you´ve got one special english word for idiots like this in UK – prick!

    hope Tom will be ok (TO PLAY!) within the month / UNITED RULE