Saha: I've never bottled out of Man Utd games

Manchester United striker Louis Saha has angrily denied claims he cries off too early over his injuries.

Ex-Old Trafford star Lou Macari questioned whether Saha's problems are in his mind. But the Frenchman, 29, insisted: "People who talk like that are badly informed. They hear things said and they speculate.

"I had six pieces of cartilage in my knee. Was that psychological?

"It has happened that I train in the week then declare myself unfit for the weekend.

"My knee could hold up for 20 minutes during training but would never have done so with the much higher intensity of a 90-minute match.

"I have never refused to play. Each time I missed a match was because I could not play."

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