Manchester United winger Nani has blasted Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher for the injury that nearly ended his season.
Nani suffered an horrific cut just above his shin in a tackle by Carragher at Anfield a fortnight ago.
The injury was the second time in less than a year that Nani was ruled out of action after a clash with Carragher.
“I don’t know what Carragher was thinking but I do know what he did was not football,” said Nani after his comeback in the Champions League win over Marseille.
“He came to apologize after the game. But I was not happy. It is the second time he injured me. Before, he put me out of the game for two months. He always tackles like that.
“I don’t want protection. I just want the referees to be fair. If it is a red card, they have to give it. If they give the card, the next time the player doesn’t make the tackle.”
Nani is lucky to be back so soon after the injury that could have ended his season.
“When I saw my leg for the first time, I thought my season was finished. That is why I was crying,” he added.
“Afterwards, the doctor saw my leg and said I had been lucky because it just needed stitches and I would be out for two or three weeks. He is surprised that I could recover even quicker.”
The Portuguese winger has also dismissed speculation that he is unhappy at United.
“I’ve seen some false reports on the press. I want you to know that you will hear the truth from me. I love MUFC.”