Newcastle fullback Haidara holds no grudge against Wigan's McManaman

Newcastle United fullback Massadio Haidara says he hopes Wigan Athletic attacker Callum McManaman from his X-rated challenge.

Newcastle United fullback Massadio Haidara says he hopes Wigan Athletic attacker Callum McManaman from his X-rated challenge.

He said McManaman came at him like “a missile” and, despite being carried off during Toon’s 2-1 defeat at the DW Stadium, he was lucky to escape serious injury.

Haidara said: “In that moment I was really, really angry with him.

“I thought he had stopped my career.

“Now I feel differently and just hope this will give him a lesson and that next time he will know how to stop himself.

“We have to protect the players. I don’t want to change the physical mentality, pace and commitment of football in England but we can’t tolerate tackles like this.”

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