Ex-Liverpool defender: ‘I only meant to break one of Man United striker’s legs’

first_img Former Liverpool defender Neil Ruddock said he loved ‘playing’ against Andy Cole and in one bruising encounter, the man known as ‘Razor’ broke both of the Man United striker’s legs Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF 2 no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions “It was excellent because he let the ball run past him and I absolutely destroyed him. Again, I know it’s not big and it’s not clever, but it was great.”Asked if there was a particular reason why he didn’t like Cole, he said: “I’m great friends with Teddy Sheringham and if Teddy Sheringham didn’t like him, then I don’t like him.”It’s true, the former Man United team-mates don’t get on and in 2010, Cole told the Independent, “I would rather sit down and have a cuppa with Neil Ruddock than with Teddy Sheringham, who I’ve pretty much detested for the past 15 years.” Most Popular In Football MONEY shining RANKED Ruddock celebrates Liverpool’s 1995 League Cup success with Jamie Redknapp REPLY REVEALED Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ getty ADVICE Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Neil Ruddock admits his horror tackle on Andy Cole, which broke both of the former Manchester United striker’s legs, was a tad strong – but he loved it all the same.The defender played for United’s great rivals, Liverpool between 1993 and 1998 and won the League Cup with the Premier League club in 1995.And speaking to talkSPORT in 2010, the man nicknamed ‘Razor’, revealed he relished facing Cole.“Basically, I loved kicking Andrew Cole,” he said. huge blow Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 REVEALED “I know this is not big and it’s not clever, but in one tackle I did break both of his legs,” he explained in reference to a reserve game between Liverpool and Manchester United in 1996.At the time the Liverpool stopper protested innocence, though not many people believed him, including Cole, who was not impressed by his opponent’s recklessness.It meant Cole, who joined United in January 1995, would have to spend the first few months of the season on the sidelines, though he still managed to play 20 games of the 1996/97 season and score six Premier League goals.“I didn’t mean to break both of his legs if I’m honest,” Ruddock continued. “I only meant to break one… it wasn’t even a free-kick, it was ‘play on’. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester starslast_img read more