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.”