Andy Cole, a Manchester United legend has described the comparison between him and Liverpool forward, Darwin Nunez as disrespectful.
Nunez featured for Liverpool as they lost 3-2 against Manchester United in the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup.
The Uruguayan striker was adjudged to be wasteful in front of the goal against the citizens.
Nunez missed a hat-trick of chances in the match, prompting criticism of his performance.
Pundits reportedly said while the striker may be wasteful in front of goal, his propensity to be well-positioned is a plus to his game and is akin to how Cole used to play during his United stint.
But Cole in his reaction on Twitter wrote, “Cole… Nunez… Not sure where this nonsense started. But it is Christmas, the festival season… I am happily retired. Five Premier Leagues, two FA Cups, one League Cup, one Champions League, golden boot, Young Player of the Year.
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“187 Premier League goals, one penalty. Life is what you make it.”
When a Twitter user pointed out that the original tweet was actually in defence of Nunez rather than criticism of Cole’s achievement, the 51-year-old replied: “Sorry Dave worded wrongly or rightly… People need to stop disrespecting my name because I don’t play the game.
“Just a quiet guy getting on with life and people think they can disrespect me. Look at the numbers and compare them to anyone else.”
Source: Complete Sports
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